Oral history gives visibility to histories that have been under-represented, and that includes women’s experience as refugees and migrants. The participants are given a short introduction using data visualisation in order to illustrate how history writing and descriptions of migration and flight are often influenced by a male perspective. Through selected sequences from Archive interviews, the participants explore reasons for seeking refuge and experiences during the process that are specific to women. They visualise these aspects in a simple form of data journalism.
Theme set: Oral History
Oral History: Sources, context and many questions – a chat
The participants produce a peer-to-peer chat format for places in interviews that require more explanation. In so doing they discover the significance of oral history and sources and what is distinctive about this approach to history writing. Contextualisation is provided by a messenger-type simulation that follows a question-and-answer logic and reflects the “orality” aspect in a familiar way.