10/18/17 - An Oral History Workshop

An Oral History Workshop
10/18/2017, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
October 18
2017/10/18 19:00
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
07:00 PM
09:00 PM
Person taking notes while interviewing an elderly woman

History Comes Alive Lecture Series 2017-18
An Oral History Workshop
Speaker: Dan Clark

Although history has been transmitted by oral traditions for millennia, “oral history” — interviewing people about their experiences in the past — has become a staple of research methodology only over the past couple of generations. Yet oral history has had a complicated, contentious history of its own. Does interviewing people who were there provide a clear window into the past? Is memory hopelessly unreliable as a historical source? What exactly can we learn through oral history interviews? This talk will also provide guidance for those who might want to undertake oral history projects of their own.


Oakland Center (OC)

Gold Rooms B & C

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454

Contact Information
Todd Estes