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Launch of QUOTE: Queen's University Oral History, Technology & Ethics
Tue 21 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY ORAL HISTORY TECHNOLOGY & ETHICS
Launch Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Moot Court, Law School, QUB
The QUOTE hub - www.quote.qub.ac.uk - is a new interdisciplinary platform for the dissemination of oral history research, teaching and training.
It draws together the expertise of a number of QUB researchers who are passionate about oral history and its potential for producing more democratic and inclusive approaches to the past.
The initiative has been led by Professor Sean O’Connell (History), Dr Anna Bryson (Law) and Professor Ronan Deazley (Law). The wider interdisciplinary team includes QUB scholars from History, Law, Politics, Drama, Creative Arts, English and Geography.
We aim to tackle head on the ethical and legal challenges of collecting and using oral testimony in a digital world to ensure that oral history at QUB becomes a byword for innovation, partnership, interdisciplinary co-operation and international best practice.
QUOTE will build real and meaningful partnerships with colleagues working in local history and voluntary associations, museums and archives, reminiscence networks, community organisations and in the media. Together we will collect testimonies to produce inconclusive histories that capture the ‘intangible heritage’ that can only be found via the excavation of popular memory.
Other activities will include the pooling and dissemination of key resources, and the organisation of dedicated oral history seminars, training workshops and conferences. Reflecting the best traditions and democratic nature of oral history, all of our activities will be predicated on the principle of shared authority.
Professor Sean O’Connell and Dr Anna Bryson will introduce the initiative.
Una Duffy from the Heritage Lottery Fund will outline the potential collaboration with funding organisations and Kate Turner, Director of Healing Through Remembering, will discuss linkages to the Stories Network, a gateway to dozens of community-based story-telling projects.
Refreshments will be served.