Often viewed with skepticism by professional historians in the past, oral history is now among the preferred methodologies of those interested in issues of research ethics, memory, identity, and the experience of marginalized people. This workshop is intended as an introduction to oral history: its theoretical foundations, concerns, and practice. We will also discuss the "beautiful challenges" of this methodology: researcher/interviewee relationships, the use of new technological and digital tools, critical practices of public history, etc.
Friday 6 January 2023
13h00-15h00 Eastern Time
Fred Burrill is a postdoctoral researcher at Cape Breton University. He has been practicing oral history for many years, including research on the history of deindustrialization in the St. Henri district of Montreal.