Slow Memory Conference, Isle of Portland, United Kingdom, June 7-10, 2022
Workshop title: The theory and practice of oral history methodology
This workshop aims to introduce some of the key principles which underpin oral history methodology.
Learning outcomes for the workshop:
- To Understand the origins and rationale for the use of oral history as a research method
- To reflect on some key methodological concepts and debates in oral history
- To consider some of the important practical steps and principles entailed in preparing for oral history interviews
Verusca Calabria’s bio:
Dr Verusca Calabria is an Early Career Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. Her PhD research combined participatory-action-research with oral history to explore the transition from institutional to community care practices. She is an Oral Historian and a Trustee of the Oral History Society, a national organisation which promotes best practices in the collection and preservation of ordinary people’s oral histories in Britain;she is co-founder of the NTU cross-faculty Oral History Network.