Summer 2022 - HIST 451 D100
Oral History: Theories and Practices (4)
Class Number: 2431
Delivery Method: In Person
Examines ethical issues and methodological challenges that revolve around conducting oral interviews for research purposes. Students will also design and complete an oral interview project.
Oral History of Lesbian Community, Culture and Activism in Vancouver
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
From the early 1970s to the 1990s, a strong lesbian culture and community flourished in Vancouver, yet this history is largely undocumented. This class contributes to the ongoing work of creating an oral history and archival record of queer Vancouver.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
- Explore the nuances of oral history research methods
- Analyze primary and secondary sources in SFU’s archives and library
- Interview someone who was active in the lesbian community in the 1970s, 80s, and/or 90s
- Undertake primary and secondary source research on the history of lesbian culture and activism
- Create short audio documentaries based on our oral interviews
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll learn how to do all of the things listed in the “What will we do?” section.
WHEN IS THE CLASS AND WHO TEACHES IT?
The class meets Fridays from 9:30am to 1:20PM at Harbour Centre Room 2205.
It is taught by Professor Elise Chenier, a queer feminist activist and oral historian, and the founder of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony.
They can be reached via our Canvas course page or at firstname.lastname@example.org Their office is AQ 6222.
- Participation 20%
- 12-page background research paper 20%
- Interview transcript and initial analysis 10%
- Interview #2 summary and analysis 10%
- 5-page Public History Event Review 10%
- Audio Documentary & 3-paragraph summary 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Most of the readings will be available via the library; you may be required to purchase a book. You will need a device to record with; most laptops and many phones are suitable for this purpose, and the History Department has recording devices you may borrow. You will also need to download Audacity, which is free audio editing software.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022
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