Thursday, December 4, 2014

Doug Boyd speaks on oral history in Northern Ireland

Doug Boyd
Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, spoke recently at a conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The aim of the Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding conference was to examine the role of digital archives of personal narratives, oral histories, or testimonies in societies emerging from conflict. The conference showcased the Accounts of the Conflict project at the University of Ulster; the project seeks to establish a digital archive for the long-term preservation and dissemination of stories related to conflict in Northern Ireland.

Doug spoke about what the Nunn Center is doing to enhance the accessibility of online oral history, the center’s development and implementation of the OHMS system, and challenges posed by curating online oral history collections.  

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