Dundee Oral History Project – call for volunteer transcribers

Dundee Oral History Project – call for volunteer transcribers

Are you interested in learning more about oral history, local history and Dundonian Scots? We are looking for volunteer transcribers to make new transcriptions of the Dundee Oral History Project, recently digitised in partnership with the European Ethnological Research Centre, and help to make this fascinating and important part of the city’s life, language and history more widely accessible.

The Dundee Oral History Project recordings are a collection rich in detail about Dundee and its environs and about the people who have made their lives here. By transcribing these interviews you will gain a deep knowledge of what is being said by the interviewees and will probably learn things about Dundee that are new to you. Transcribing is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. The time you commit to transcribing is repaid by learning about Dundee and its people, and by knowing that you have contributed to making this rich collection of material available to a world-wide audience.

We transcribe recorded audio interviews to make the recordings available in different ways. By creating a written account of an interview we open-up the contents to researchers and others who are looking to find out about people in different places at a time in the past. Having transcriptions also allows books – based upon the contents of the recordings - to be produced, e.g. the Flashbacks series published by the E.E.R.C.

Training will be provided, you can choose how much time to devote to the project, and transcription can be done from home. There will be an information session in Central Library, Dundee, on 4 March 2022. Please contact local.history@leisureandculturedundee.com to register interest or for more information.

Press Release Date: 
27 Jan 2022
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