course

This course will explore the history, methodology, and contemporary debates surrounding the use of oral history to recount the past. Students will read a variety of classic and more recent literature from the field, while also exploring examples of different oral history projects and approaches. We will think in particular about the potential relevance of oral history to the field of international history. The central assignment for the course will require students to plan, conduct, and transcribe an oral history to become part of a new IHEID library collection entitled: 'Documenting International Lives: An Oral History Project.'