How do we make sense of the memories that we record as oral historians? How do we begin to transform stories into histories? In this workshop with oral historian Alistair Thomson we’ll consider a range of ways of approaching the interpretation of memories.
We’ll note the changing ways that researchers have used memory as a historical source and consider the factors that shape memory stories. We’ll try out narrative analysis with interview extracts (from Al’s interviews with migrants and war veterans) using the rich clues of sound, gesture, word and narrative form. You’ll finish up brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for working with your own interviews (or other people’s interviews), armed with lists of further reading if you wish to deepen your understanding.
This interactive workshop with one of the world’s leading experts in oral history is suitable for people who have some experience of oral history interviewing and who would like to deepen their skills in interpreting and analysing recorded interviews.
Places are limited, so book now!
When: Saturday 17 June 2017, 10.30am – 1.30pm (Registration from 10am).
Where: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Cost: $70 (Oral History NSW members); $80 (General)
Contact: For enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 8094 1239.
Book online here, or at the link below.