The theory and practice of oral history methodology

The theory and practice of oral history methodology

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:

  1. To Understand the origins and rationale for the use of oral history as a research method
  2. To reflect on some key methodological concepts and debates in oral history
  3. 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.

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