Clio's talkative daughther goes digital: the interplay between technology and oral accounts as historical data.

Stef Scagliola, Franciska M.G. de Jong

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to show how the interplay between technology and social-cultural change influenced the creation and appreciation of oral history interviews and the current status of collections of audiovisual life stories as a narrative data type that can be used for a variety of scholarly purposes. The contribution starts with a description of the change in status of oral sources in the late nineteenth century and the parallel technological innovation. The next stage presented is the early evolution of the practice of interviewing in relation to bearing witness to crises and conflict in the first half of the twentieth century. Then the emergence of the postwar social movement is described and its central role in developing a pluralist perspective on history by giving voice to minority groups through collecting life stories and making them public. The following section discusses the impact of the digital turn and the introduction of the Internet on historical culture in general and on oral history in particular. The final section deals with the potential of information and communications technology (ICT) for the accessibility and analysis of digital oral history.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationThe Making of the Humanities, Volume III. The Modern Humanities
EditorsR. Bod, J. ter Maat, T. Weststeijn
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Pages511-526
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-90-8964516-6
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Publication series

NameThe making of the humanities
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
VolumeIII

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Oral history
Life story
Social movements
Information and communication technology
Minority groups
Accessibility
Cultural change
Witness
Interviewing
Historical culture
Technological innovation

Keywords

  • EWI-25130
  • Oral History
  • METIS-309592
  • IR-93099
  • interview data

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Scagliola, S., & de Jong, F. M. G. (2014). Clio's talkative daughther goes digital: the interplay between technology and oral accounts as historical data. In R. Bod, J. ter Maat, & T. Weststeijn (Eds.), The Making of the Humanities, Volume III. The Modern Humanities (pp. 511-526). (The making of the humanities; Vol. III). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Scagliola, Stef; de Jong, Franciska M.G. / Clio's talkative daughther goes digital: the interplay between technology and oral accounts as historical data.

The Making of the Humanities, Volume III. The Modern Humanities. ed. / R. Bod; J. ter Maat; T. Weststeijn. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2014. p. 511-526 (The making of the humanities; Vol. III).

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The Making of the Humanities, Volume III. The Modern Humanities. ed. / R. Bod; J. ter Maat; T. Weststeijn. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2014. p. 511-526 (The making of the humanities; Vol. III).

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