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Seminar Series

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.

8 June 2022

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

22 June 2022

Tanya Clement (University of Texas at Austin, United States) – Dissonant records: close listening to cultural resistance in audio archives

6 July 2022

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

13 July 2022

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

20 July 2022

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