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Making History: Telling Our Own Stories

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Monday, August 22, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (All day)
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Seminar Room

 

In these two full-day workshops, oral historian Dr Laura Tisdall will collaborate with a professional storyteller from folk theatre company Rambling Heart [link: http://www.ramblingheart.co.uk] to teach young people aged 11-16 traditional storytelling skills. We will support them to tell their own stories about growing up and what they think adulthood will be like, exploring what this new approach might offer to oral history as well as building the participants’ presentation skills and confidence.

The sessions on Monday 22 August will be from 10.00am - 5pm, and the sessions on Tuesday 23 August will be from 10.00am - 6pm.

The sessions on Monday 22 August are not open to the public. The sessions on Tuesday 23 August from 10.00am - 5pm are not open to the public.

These workshops will culminate in a showcase of the young people’s stories – both personal and traditional – to be held at TORCH at 5pm on Tuesday 23rd August in the third floor Seminar Room. Interested academics and members of the public are very welcome – please contact laura.tisdall@history.ox.ac.uk if you’d like to attend.

These workshops are supported by The Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund.

Contact name: 
Laura Tisdall
Audience: 
University of Oxford only