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.

Latest Updates

In the mainstream of cultural and collective memory studies, linguists seem absent. No linguists have been elected to the executive committee of the Memory Studies Association, and the flagship journal Memory Studies caters for other disciplines in the humanities (literature, cultural studies, history) and for some qualitative social sciences (sociology, media studies). This conference aims...

COST Action SlowMemory opened last year founding for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). We are happy to publish two reports: The 2023 STSM call is available on this page.

Themes and Approaches in Contemporary European Memory Studies 4EU+ partner course, co-taught by researchers at the Universities of Prague, Warzaw, Sorbonne, Milan, Heidelberg, Copenhagen and CA20105 Slow Memory. Contested memories and painful pasts regularly re-appear in the Europan public sphere on transnational, national, and regional levels. Most recently, the war in Ukraine has instigated a...

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more