In this week, we will explore
- the use of digital technology in the field of oral history
- the intellectual and ethical questions around the practice of oral history
Tuesday, November 19
We will have the pleasure of a conversation with Kevin Farkas, a public historian and director of The Social Voices Project, “an innovative public interest media company specializing in creative grass-roots media production and podcasting partnerships with community-oriented individuals and organizations.”
Review the website for The Social Voice Project. Be sure to browse through some posts on the blog section and give a listen to some items in the Oral History collection and their podcast library. You can also read a news story about his work with veterans
Thursday, November 21
Building on the conversation from Tuesday’s class, review the brief readings below and write a single journal entry based on all the readings in preparation for our in-class discussion.
- Doug Boyd, “OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History for Free,” The Oral History Review 40, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 95–106, https://doi.org/10.1093/ohr/oht031
- Peter B. Kaufman, “Oral History in the Video Age.” The Oral History Review 40, no. 1 (2013): 1-7.
- Mark Tebeau, “Case Study: Visualizing Oral History,” in Oral History in the Digital Age, edited by Doug Boyd, Steve Cohen, Brad Rakerd, and Dean Rehberger. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2012. http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/06/visualizing-oral-history/.http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/06/visualizing-oral-history/.