This seminar series takes as its jumping off point, that the time is right to pursue a Multimodal Digital Oral History, or one that engages with oral history artefacts in all their representational modalities: transcript, sound, waveform, metadata and more. This seminar accordingly invites papers that explore any of the questions posed above, and in doing so contribute to the task of imagining a “Multimodal Digital Oral History” turn.
The joint virtual seminar series are convened by Andrew Flinn (UCL) & Julianne Nyhan (TU Darmstadt & UCL) and co-hosted by the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies UCL; the Chair of Humanities Data Science and Methodology, TU Darmstadt, Germany; the International Centre for Archives and Records Management Research, UCL; and the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
Douglas Lambert (University at Buffalo, United States) – Audio/video thematic indexing: meaning mapping for oral history access and usage
Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg, Canada) – Historicizing modalities: a few thoughts on oral history under surveillance capitalism
Tanya Clement (University of Texas at Austin, United States) – Dissonant records: close listening to cultural resistance in audio archives
Almila Akdag Salah & Francisca Pessanha (Utrecht University, Netherlands) – More than words: a computational look at non-verbal cues in Oral History Archives
Myriam Fellous-Sigrist (King's College London, United Kingdom) – Between access and protection: applied ethics for curating digital oral history
Machteld Venken (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) – Talking borders, history and digital hermeneutics
Elspeth Brown (University of Toronto, Canada) – Is there anybody out there? Multimodal research creation and queer oral history
Sharon Webb (University of Sussex, United Kingdom) – Streams of data: methods for distant and close listening for oral histories
Tara Brabazon (Flinders University, Australia) – The auditory academic: transforming the soundscape of scholarship