oral history
noun Date: 1955 1. tape-recorded historical information obtained in interviews concerning personal experiences and recollections; also the study of such information 2. a written work based on oral history • oral historian noun

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  • Oral history — is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews. These interviews are conducted with people who… …   Wikipedia

  • Oral History — ist eine Methode der Geschichtswissenschaft, die auf dem Sprechenlassen von Zeitzeugen basiert. Dabei sollen die Zeitzeugen möglichst wenig vom Historiker beeinflusst werden. Nicht nur, aber gerade Personen aus der Unterschicht sollen auf diese… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oral history — ist eine Methode der Geschichtswissenschaft, die auf der Befragung von Zeitzeugen basiert. Dabei sollen die Zeitzeugen möglichst wenig vom Historiker beeinflusst werden. Nicht nur, aber gerade Personen aus der Unterschicht sollen auf diese Weise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oral History — Oral His|to|ry [ ɔ:rəl hɪstəri ], die; [engl. oral history, aus: oral = mündlich u. history = Geschichte]: Geschichte, Geschichtswissenschaft, die sich mit der Befragung lebender Zeug(inn)en befasst. * * * Oral History   [ ɔːrəl hɪstərɪ,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Oral History — Oral His|to|ry [ ɔ:rəl histəri] die; <aus gleichbed. engl. oral history, eigtl. »mündliche Geschichte«, zu oral »mündlich (überliefert)« (vgl. ↑oral) u. history »Geschichte« aus lat. historia (vgl. ↑Historie)> Methode der modernen… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • oral history — oral histories N VAR Oral history consists of spoken memories, stories, and songs, and the study of these, as a way of communicating and discovering information about the past …   English dictionary

  • oral history — noun count or uncount the collection of recorded interviews with people about the past a. stories about life and events in the past that older people tell younger people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oral history — n. 1. historical data consisting of personal recollections, usually in the form of a tape recorded interview 2. the gathering and preservation of such data 3. a historical account based on such data …   English World dictionary

  • oral history — An approach to writing history that relies in large part on interviews with elderly people who provide retrospective data on the events, attitudes, and activities of their childhood, adolescence, and adult life in effect a transfer of the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • oral history — noun 1. : tape recorded historical information obtained in interviews concerning personal experiences and recollections ; also : the study of such information 2. : a written work based on oral history • oral historian noun * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries …   Useful english dictionary

  • oral history — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms oral history : singular oral history plural oral histories a) the collection of recorded interviews with people about the past b) stories about life and events in the past that older people tell… …   English dictionary

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