Author: Graham Smith
Type: Research Guide
|Few studies have been made exploring the use of oral history in higher education. This in part results from professional historians’ past ambivalence towards it: ambivalence conceived by the coupling of a fixation with the written document and a misunderstanding of what oral history is about. This guide seeks to address some of this by suggesting how modern approaches to oral history, that are complex and challenging, could be used to contribute towards the broader aim of teaching history.