MicrophoneThis year’s Oral History Spring School is almost upon us, and offers a unique chance to spend three days getting stuck into some in-depth discussions about oral history theory. Professor Paul Thompson will be starting off with discussion of oral history worldwide, while other tutors and topics include Professor Joanna Bornat on analysis and reuse of oral history archives, Dr Joel Morley on issues of representativeness, and Professor Jenny Harding on emotion and intersubjectivity. For more information you can see the full programme which is now available here.

The three day course is aimed at students with some prior knowledge of and experience in recording oral history, who would like to develop their understanding of oral history theory and practice at an advanced level (excellent introduction courses are provided at the British library).

The course is now in its fifth year, and we always learn something new and enjoy discussing the experiences and fascinating projects of the participants, who have come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Previous students’ enthusiasm for the course is clear in their feedback:

‘There was an enormous amount of fascinating discussion. I was particularly pleased to get a basic grounding in the theoretical developments and turns in oral history’.

‘There is a general lack of training related to using oral history in an academic context. This course was a very welcome development’.

‘Thank you so much. I learned a lot and enjoyed the atmosphere’

‘I would definitely recommend it to others’

The course has always recruited well so if you’re keen then we recommend booking promptly to secure a place. Hope to see you there!