Oral History

Course Level: 
Master’s
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Remote students
Academic Year: 
2020-2021
Term: 
Fall
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Description: 

This course is designed for those who want to use interviewing as a method collecting empirical material for their thesis. The course aims to enrich students’ ability to plan, conduct, transcribe, analyse and archive interviews by using different methods - biographical method, method of oral history, qualitative research software program (NVIVO) – in order to form an interdisciplinary approach to the social problematic through text, conversation, visual materials and body language. The course uses interviews from the Visual History Archive (VHA) and from other digital oral history archives from the holdings of the Open Society Archives (Budapest).