13 episodes

Interest has grown in recent years in in oral history along with the increased popularity of the personal narrative. Oral history can be defined as the practice of eliciting people’s personal memory of lived experiences that are absent in written archives, and documenting them with a recording device with the purpose of turning the interviews into historical sources.

The ‘digital turn’ has had an enormous impact on this archival practice. Currently much unique and valuable spoken language data reside in oral history archives, in the form of digital audio and video, written transcripts and non-digitized recordings. Speech and language technologists have developed various software tools and platforms for the analysis and exploration of the various layers of meaning in spoken data. But despite the large amount of research carried out in numerous disciplines to create, explore and analyse oral history data, the state of the art software is often not exploited by researchers in the humanities and the social sciences. At the same time oral history data is rather underused by linguists.

CLARIN organized a workshop to bring together those doing research on oral history archive data, including archivists, language technologists, social scientists, along with linguists and speech technologists to investigate how these various communities might start to learn from each other and collaborate more effectively.

Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives Oxford University

    • Education

Interest has grown in recent years in in oral history along with the increased popularity of the personal narrative. Oral history can be defined as the practice of eliciting people’s personal memory of lived experiences that are absent in written archives, and documenting them with a recording device with the purpose of turning the interviews into historical sources.

The ‘digital turn’ has had an enormous impact on this archival practice. Currently much unique and valuable spoken language data reside in oral history archives, in the form of digital audio and video, written transcripts and non-digitized recordings. Speech and language technologists have developed various software tools and platforms for the analysis and exploration of the various layers of meaning in spoken data. But despite the large amount of research carried out in numerous disciplines to create, explore and analyse oral history data, the state of the art software is often not exploited by researchers in the humanities and the social sciences. At the same time oral history data is rather underused by linguists.

CLARIN organized a workshop to bring together those doing research on oral history archive data, including archivists, language technologists, social scientists, along with linguists and speech technologists to investigate how these various communities might start to learn from each other and collaborate more effectively.

    • video
    Testimonies on Nazi Forced Labour and the Holocaust

    Testimonies on Nazi Forced Labour and the Holocaust

    Building Digital Environments for Research and Education Presentation by Cord Pagenstecher from the Centre for Digital Systems, Freie Universität Berlin, at the event "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives", held at the e-Research Centre, University of Oxford on 18-19 April 2016, organized by Martin Wynne as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project (http://www.clarin.eu).
    Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 30 min
    • video
    Researching Holocaust survivors in Greece through the Visual History Archive

    Researching Holocaust survivors in Greece through the Visual History Archive

    Issues and debates in the research use of testimony Presentation by Kateřina Králová from Charles University in Prague at the event "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives", held at the e-Research Centre, University of Oxford on 18-19 April 2016, organized by Martin Wynne as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project (http://www.clarin.eu). Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 25 min
    • video
    Forced alignment using FAVE and DARLA

    Forced alignment using FAVE and DARLA

    Powerful language technology tools and methods to support oral history research Presentation by Josef Fruehwald of the University of Edinburgh at the event "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives", held at the e-Research Centre, University of Oxford on 18-19 April 2016, organized by Martin Wynne as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project (http://www.clarin.eu). Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 27 min
    • video
    Using forced alignment and HTML5 media syntax to share speech archive data

    Using forced alignment and HTML5 media syntax to share speech archive data

    Powerful language technology tools and methods to support oral history research Presentation by John Coleman of the University of Oxford at the event "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives", held at the e-Research Centre, University of Oxford on 18-19 April 2016, organized by Martin Wynne as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project (http://www.clarin.eu). Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 27 min
    • video
    Building an open sound archive

    Building an open sound archive

    The case of the Grammo-foni (Gra.fo) project Presentation by Silvia Calamai from the University of Siena at the event "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives", held at the e-Research Centre, University of Oxford on 18-19 April 2016, organized by Martin Wynne as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project (http://www.clarin.eu). Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 21 min
    • video
    Oral Histories of Hidden Children in Denmark during the Holocaust

    Oral Histories of Hidden Children in Denmark during the Holocaust

    Narratives, Identity and Trauma Presentation by Sofie Lene Bak from the Unviersity of Copenhagen at the event "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives", held at the e-Research Centre, University of Oxford on 18-19 April 2016, organized by Martin Wynne as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project (http://www.clarin.eu).
    Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 21 min

Top Podcasts In Education

The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Mick Unplugged
Mick Hunt
Law of Attraction SECRETS
Natasha Graziano
School Business Insider
John Brucato
Digital Social Hour
Sean Kelly

More by Oxford University

Approaching Shakespeare
Oxford University
Theoretical Physics - From Outer Space to Plasma
Oxford University
The Secrets of Mathematics
Oxford University
Philosophy for Beginners
Oxford University
Critical Reasoning: A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic
Oxford University
Archaeology
Oxford University