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Oral history methods in the history of contemporary medicine

By January 13, 2007No Comments

A five-day residential course in “Oral History in the History of Medicine” will be given at the University of Manchester 26-30 March 2007. The course is intended for postgraduates and others who are interested in using oral history to explore the history of medicine and offers a mix of theoretical perspectives and practical sessions.

As well as a review of oral history in the history of medicine and its potential uses, there are workshop sessions on project design, undertaking and evaluating interviews, and analysing and writing history from oral histories. There will also be presentations on memory, ethics and copyright, and transcribing and archiving.

The course is given by Rob Perks, who is the Curator of Oral History at the British Library’s Sound Archive and Graham Smith, who is the Chair of the Oral History Society (

Places are limited so an early reply is essential. Contact Graham Smith for more details or to book a place:

Dr. Graham Smith
Lecturer in Healthcare Studies and Clinical Humanities
Social Science and Health (Room 3025), ScHARR
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: +44 0114 222 0682, Mob: +44 0781 0707 083,

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