Oral history lecture this evening

This may be of interest to some. We are intending to go along ourselves:

From Collection to Public Curation: Oral History in an Era of Multi-Media Authorship and Collaboration.

6pm, Tues 15 May in lecture room 3, 3rd floor McCance Bld, 16 Richmond St, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

Digital media is encouraging oral historians to go beyond collection to consider the many ways that oral interviews can become a catalyst for public reflection, dialogue and political action. As a result, oral historians are increasingly authoring in multiple medias ranging from online digital stories to performance, from radio to audio tours or memoryscapes. Using the Montreal Life Stories project (www.lifestoriesmontreal.ca) as an example, the public talk will show that the conversation in collaborative projects is changing as a result of the new demands that we are placing on our interviewees and on our recordings. Thinking of oral history research as a curatorial process, rather than simply an act of collection, is therefore useful.
Professor Steven High, Canada Research Chair in Public History and  Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal.

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