On the 26th February 2016 from 12pm – 2pm at the Arboretum Park in the Heart in the Park Building, we had the amazing opportunity to take part in an oral history training session led by the special guest researcher Colin Hyde from the East Midlands Oral History Archive in the University of Leicester.
This session was provided by Artcore as part of the Invisible Boundaries Project and we must admit, it was a great success!
The aim of the training was to provide our participants with the right skills and knowledge to conduct simple oral history interviews and recording for history projects or for their own personal interest.
We learnt that oral history is the recording, preservation and interpretation of historical information, based on speakers’ personal experiences and opinions (University of Leicester, 2014). We also had the opportunity to use sound recorders and other devices that facilitate interview processes.
At the end of the session, participants enriched themselves with valuable information about research skills and shared their own knowledge as a way of educating others
We would like to thank Colin and all the participants who made the session a very valuable experience for all.