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Classes will be held from 5:30pm to 8pm on Monday evenings from September 2017 until April 2018, and Dr. Catherine O'Connor will be the course tutor.
The course examines the wealth of recorded oral narrative sources in Ireland in both oral history and folklore. Participants will receive a formal and practical training in how to prepare oral history projects and to conduct and transcribe interviews. It will equip students with essential skills in interviewing techniques and encourage engagement with ethical research issues, and will introduce documetary and other sources for the study of Irish history. Participants will develop writing and presentation skills and will learn to set their own research projects in historical and cultural contexts.
The subsidised course fee is €550. Two bursaries in part payment of fees are available. Applications for these bursaries must be received by 8 September.
Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis and the maximum number of participants is sixteen.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 1 September.