Memories and microphones: How to start an oral history project

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Memories and microphones: How to start an oral history project

Monday 28 June 2021, 6.00 pm-7.00 pm

This is an online talk using Zoom. The vividness of eyewitness recollections gives an immediacy to any history, giving us the chance to see vanished buildings and past events through the eyes of those who remember them, but memories can be fleeting, and all too often we say ‘If only I had asked…’. Recording the memories of residents of your village, town or street, or those who remember a particular workplace, school or club, ensures that their stories are preserved for posterity and complement the written record. You don’t need to be a technical expert: the main qualification is simply being able to listen. This talk will help you to get started with recording memories, including practical and ethical considerations, and how to prepare to interview someone. It will also include some advice about some uses that can be made of oral history, how to preserve recordings, and how we can still do oral history even if we cannot meet face to face.

All you need to attend a talk on Zoom is some basic computer skills and experience in using the internet. Don’t worry if you have not used it before, as we will send you some basic guidance when you book.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

David Rymill


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Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

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David Rymill

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01962 846154

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Cost – Members £ (inc VAT)

Cost – Non Members £ (inc VAT)

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