Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research

Oral History for Public Culture

This advanced training is for all doctoral students across the South East who are interested in using oral history methods.
Four sessions, beginning 30 October 2015

Oral history is a deep and dialogical form of interviewing which can enhance historical understanding as well as contributing e to cultural organizations and community development. It has been used to promote inter-generational relationships and open up the cultural environment though interactive story-telling, creative uses of memory art and reminiscence programmes.

After completing the course, you will have experience of interviewing, archiving, analysing and curating. You will understand oral history as academic method, data-source and creative story-form. The course will also feature masterclasses with leaders in the field and an oral history-led audiowalk in London. Students will have access to computers in class and recording equipment.

For more information write to Dr Margaretta Jolly m.jolly@sussex.ac.uk

Click here to book online.  Funded by CHASE and ESRC         CHASE logo     ESCR logo


Oral History for Public Culture Day 1Dr Margaretta Jolly, Dr Angela Campos and Prof. Alessandro Portelli on Day 1


Day 1: Friday 30 October 2015, University of Sussex - Oral History: Before the Interview

Day 2:  Friday 27 November 2015, University of Sussex -  Oral History Interviewing

Day 3: Friday 05 February 2016, University of Essex -  Oral History: After the Interview

Day 4 : Friday 26 February 2016, Goldsmith's College, London - Oral History for Public Culture

We are documenting the course with this blog, to which any participant can contribute. Please send your brief reflections and notes on each day to A.Loske@sussex.ac.uk. Thank you!