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Oral History Training Session

Interested in Oral History? Keen to learn practical and transferable media skills? Then read on….

On Wednesday 25 March 2015, The Eighth in the East project will be running an Oral History training session in ARTs II, 4.35 from 1-4pm.

We are looking for good listeners, regardless of experience or pre-existing knowledge, to train as oral history volunteers.

The Eighth in the East is a social and landscape history project working in partnership with the UEA, the Imperial War Museum, Norfolk Museum Service and the Norfolk Record Office. It aims to explore the impact that the American Air Force had in the region during World War II. The project runs community archaeology events, learning activities, museum development support, and community outreach as well as oral history projects.

We’ll take you through each stage of the process and provide you with all the equipment and professional-led training you’ll need to get started. Volunteers can expect to develop many new skills during the process, including an introduction to interviewing and transcribing techniques, and gaining experience in audio recording within the exciting world of oral history.

The value of oral history has rapidly increased in the last decade and is steadily becoming a more distinguished discipline - this is a fantastic and unique opportunity to develop and add to your historical research skills.

If you are interested in training to become an oral history volunteer, or have any other questions regarding the training session, please e-mail:

anniesommazzi@gmail.com

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. They are offered on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

If you would like to find out more about the project then please visit our website.