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Centre for Public History Bangalore sponsors Winter School on Orality, Memory and Social Change

The first-ever Winter School on Orality, Memory and Social Change in India hopes to make good some of that loss. To be held from November 6 to 15 at Centre for Public History, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, the course will ‘focus on the role played by oral history in documenting social change’. The school is partnered by Instituto Italiano di Cultura, New Delhi, Trinity College, Dublin and Center for Contemporary Studies at Indian Institute of Science.

The Winter School will address a few key questions in the field of oral history, especially its understanding, which according to Chowdhury, is a method by which spoken accounts that are offered by interviewees in response to questioning are recorded, archived and analysed. “Oral histories can be reflective, deeply involved, always subjective but valuable and irreplaceable sources. Our course will focus on orality, memory and social change and will look at understandings of social change through voices that are often not included in official histories,” she says.

Admissions to the winter school are still open. Those interested must write soon to cph@srishti.ac.in. For course details, go to http://cphwinterschool.wordpress.com.

Read more at New Indian Express.

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