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Oral History Training II

March 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


In this first project phase of Lily’s Legacy, we are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers to help record and transcribe oral histories from people across Liberal Judaism’s communities. All welcome.

Oral history is about recording people’s memories using the medium of sound and video. This can be used as a tool for understanding the recent past, and enables people who have been hidden from history to be heard and the communities they represent.

Facilitator: Dr Verusca Calabria   profile: https://www.ohs.org.uk/person/calabria-verusca/

Session Content part II (Oral History Training): In this second training session, we’ll focus on processing our recordings. We’ll look into transcription techniques, ten we explore the basics of audio editing process using free and easily-accessible software. We’ll discuss more ethical issues around oral histories and other questions that may have popped up since the first training session last month (including use of recording equipment). We will also keep working on the interview/topic guide which is the core resource for conducting interviews in this project.

It is possible to join this session without having done part I) in February 2019, although some catching-up may be necessary.

This training is tailormade for this project and appropriate for all levels.

The training is only open to project volunteers.

Interviewer Task Description Role: To carry out oral history interviews, using a topic guide (i.e.. a list of prepared questions) which will be created as part of the course. Each interview will last approximately 1.5-3 hours. This may also involve travelling to various parts of the UK to interview participants, but all expenses will be covered, and travelling outside of London is completely negotiable.

Person Specification: In order to carry out the oral history interviewer role, you’ll need: an interest in history & heritage; literacy skills; organisational skills; to demonstrate an interest in equality/diversity and religion/faith/belief; to be able (with training) to use recording equipment; to be able to travel in order to interview.  We offer reasonable adjustment.

Time Commitment: In order to be able to take part in the interviewing part of the project, you must be available for training. 

Volunteering period: A minimum of 6 months. The amount of hours you wish to volunteer are negotiable and flexible.

Limited places available. Course certificates available on request.

/FULLY BOOKED/ Please contact us via rainbowpilgrims@liberaljudaism.org to discuss options.


March 17, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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