Oral History Workshop – 8 November @ Glamorgan Archives

Oral History Workshop

Date: 8 November
Time: 10:00-14:00 (with a lunch break!)
Location: Glamorgan Archives
*This is not a drop in session – you must reserve a space.

The workshop will be split into two sessions. During the first session, we will go over policies, procedures, copyright, etc. and then learn to use the recording equipment.
The second session we will be learning how to edit both video and audio files.

By the end of the workshop, we will have created both a video and audio piece that will become a part of the Chronicle project and be located on the project’s website – all made by volunteers! This workshop will help you develop transferable skills in video and sound editing, as well as interviewing experience in the context of conducting oral history interviews.

***If you have a laptop, please bring it along with you! And if you would like to download the software beforehand, you can use the following links:
Audacity: http://www.audacityteam.org/

 

Questions? Contact Lara at lara.t [@] vcscymru.org.uk


What is oral history?

Oral history is the recording of individual’s stories and memories about the past in order to preserve it and pass it on to future generations.

Why is Chronicle collecting oral histories?

The volunteering culture in Cardiff has always been an important part of the city. We believe that sharing the stories and experiences about volunteering will enrich and inspire others to continue volunteering and contributing to their communities in powerful ways.

What kinds of stories does Chronicle want to learn more about?

Volunteering comes in many forms. If you believe you gave your free time in order to help your community, you’ve probably been a volunteer. But if you’re still not sure if your experiences suit our criteria, contact us and ask any questions you may have!

What happens when you share your story?

Volunteers will meet with you to record your story or you can visit us at any of our upcoming events! Your story will then be made available on the websites of VCS Chronicle and People’s Collection Wales.