Summer 2023 - HIST 451 D100
Oral History: Theories and Practices (4)
Class Number: 3245
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.
Queer SFUOral history is an interview-based method of collecting information about people and their past. Grounded in the tradition of social history, it exists as its own sub-field of historical practice. Although begun as a means to record the history of those whose voices are not typically captured in traditional archives, it has expanded to include every kind of history imaginable. This term, we are teaming up with Burnaby Museum to produce a queer oral history of SFU. Students will engage with both methodological issues as well as the scholarly historical works based on oral interviews. They will also conduct an oral history interview about LGBTQ+ experience at SFU, which they will use as the basis for a research paper and public history presentation.
- Seminar Presentation 10%
- Book Review 20%
- Annotated research bibliography 10%
- Final research essay 30%
- Short Audio Documentary 10%
- Participation 20%
Portelli Alessandro. 2011. They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History. New York: Oxford University Press.
Patrick Johnson, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. (Duke University Press, 2019).
Hugh Johnson, The Radical Campus (Vancouver: D & M Publishers, 2009).
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