Listen...and enter into a world of memories. See...and watch how histories unfold.
This module introduces you to two of the most important kinds of non-textual primary sources which have revolutionised the study of history. These include the spoken word, oral testimony gathered by the historian to explore 'living history' face-to-face with people who created and lived through the past; and images - films, photographs, maps, paintings, cartoons, posters - anything which invites the viewer to look and engage. Conduct your own oral history project and create your own film; learn about the strengths and weaknesses of oral and visual sources as a means of investigating the past.