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Creating and Working with Oral Historical Sources

A one-day virtual workshop and networking event for PhD students using oral history in their research

The University of Leicester, the University of Warwick, and Nottingham Trent University will be hosting a free online workshop and networking event, Creating and Working with Oral Historical Sources, on Zoom on Tuesday, 18th May from 9:45am-4:00pm.


This one-day workshop for PhD researchers will offer a space for discussion of oral history tools and techniques, as well as the broader theoretical concepts behind the creation of oral history sources.  The workshop is designed to help PGR students with the unique challenges oral history methodologies can pose, to learn about and develop good practice in oral history, and to forge connections between fellow PhD candidates and professionals in the field.


The day will be split into three sessions: the context and boundaries of oral history projects, the oral history resource and its application to your project, and how to navigate ethics and safeguarding questions.  The day’s proceedings will include insight and analysis from academics, oral history professionals, and experienced PhD students.  Each session will welcome questions from participants regarding their own research and experiences with oral historical sources and allow time for discussion.


The workshop is generously funded by the M4C Cohort Development Fund, though both M4C-funded and non-funded PhD students are welcome.


Interested students are asked to e-mail oralhistory21@leicester.ac.uk by 4th May to register for the event (places are limited).  Upon registering, participants will be invited to make a profile on Trello, which will serve as the hub for the event.  Zoom links for the day’s workshop sessions, relevant documents and readings, and networking opportunities will be available on the Trello.


Workshop Panel Members:


Dr Erin Jessee, University of Glasgow

Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, University of Warwick


To view the event’s full programme, please see: Creating and Working with Oral Historical Sources | Trello.  For any queries, please e-mail oralhistory21@leicester.ac.uk.

Tuesday 18th May 2021 from 9:45am-4:00pm

Online via Zoom