KCC Oral History Training Programme 2022

Would you like to learn about oral history, life stories and memory?  You can develop the skills of an oral historian through a seven-week training programme orgainised by Kildare County Council Heritage Office. The training will be delivered by oral historian and author, Dr Tomás Mac Conmara over the winter of 2022 through a hybrid format, with both in person and online lectures.

The programme, funded by Creative Ireland and Kildare County Council, will explore the value of oral history, and underline the key skills and understanding required to undertake impactful oral history projects.  It will teach practical, experience-based methods, including interview preparation, research, ethics, consent, technical and interview skills.

The training will take place over six weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm, beginning on 27th September 2022. The first session will be held in person.

To register, email heritage@kildarecoco.ie with the following details:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Heritage/History group Name

The pogramme will be run over consecutive weeks, with a further session to be convened following practical fieldwork experience.  Places are limited. 

Oral History – Definitions, historical background, use and criticisms 27/09/2022In person
Ethics and informed consent in oral history collection04/10/2022Online
Research and preparation – Making the most of your interview11/10/2022Online
Technical Skills – Using the equipment18/10/2022In person
Interview skills25/10/2022Online
Post Interview Work 01/11/2022In person
Collective WorkshopTBAIn person