SPOKEN HISTORIES delivers a wide range of tailor-made oral and public history services and training for your projects. These are delivered to the rigorous standards recognised by the Oral History Society with an emphasis on good practice and special consideration to ethics. We have been engaged on a wide variety of projects for all sorts of reasons. Our most common services are:
- Training Volunteers to conduct oral history interviews with audio recorders. This typically requires two days and includes interview techniques and learning to use audio recorders. Subject to your requirements, this may also include digitising interviews; basic sound editing; preparing interviews for archiving; transcribing. These can be used for a variety of activities such as creating a CD, a web page, creating a radio show and archiving.
- Training Young People in schools to conduct themed oral history interviews with older people, these can be used for a variety of activities such as creating a school CD, a web page, an inspiration for a dance production, creating a radio show and archiving. Training is usually done in conjunction with the class teacher and fits in with the time you have available.
- Family Oral History Training to groups of people who would like to interview and record relatives and friends. Typically this takes place over two days.
- Private Oral History Commission to interview a family member or friend.
- Public Oral History Commission for your project.
Please contact us for current fees.