ETMA122 Life History and Ethnology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jana Nosková, Ph.D. (lecturer), doc. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc. (deputy)
doc. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc.
Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 14:00–15:40 J31
Prerequisites
Since the literature on this topic is in foreign languages, the knowledge of a foreign language (English or German) is essential for participating in this course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course will inform its students about two basic methods of qualitative research working with life history. They are the biographical method and oral history method which have been accepted in humanistic studies since late 1960s, namely in connection with the change in paradigm. As well as introducing the cornerstone works and theoretical foundations of both methods the course focuses on practical issues of carrying out field research using these methods and their application in ethnological and historical research. The topics will be complemented with seminars aimed at deepening the view of theoretical issues on the basis of selected example cases. Since most of the literature on this topic is in foreign languages, the knowledge of a foreign language (English or German) is essential for participating in this course.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will be able to work with two methods of qualitative research connected with life stories –biographical method and oral history method.
Syllabus
  • Oral history method and its history (international platform).
  • Biographical method and its history (international platform).
  • Czech researches through method oral history and biographical method and its predecessors.
  • Research and ethic.
  • Practices of researches.
  • Analyse and interpretation.
  • Resulting projects.
Literature
  • RITCHIE, Donald A. Doing oral history. Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. xvi, 347. ISBN 9780199395194. info
  • VANĚK, Miroslav and Pavel MÜCKE. Třetí strana trojúhelníku : teorie a praxe orální historie. 2., přepracované a doplně. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2015. 326 stran. ISBN 9788087398623. info
  • NOSKOVÁ, Jana. Biografická metoda a metoda orální historie : na příkladu výzkumu každodenního života v socialismu. Vydání první. Brno: Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Praha - pracoviště Brno, 2014. 109 stran. ISBN 9788087112847. info
  • RITCHIE, Donald A. The Oxford handbook of oral history. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xvii, 542. ISBN 9780199945061. info
  • VANĚK, Miroslav and Pavel MÜCKE. Třetí strana trojúhelníku : teorie a praxe orální historie. 1. vyd. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií UK v Praze, 2011. 293 s. ISBN 9788072851454. info
  • Erinnerungen nach der Wende : oral history und (post)sozialistische Gesellschaften = Remembering after the fall of communism : oral history and (post)socialist societies. Edited by Julia Obertreis - Anke Stephan. 1. Aufl. Essen: Klartext, 2009. 401 s. ISBN 9783837500080. info
  • Oral history and public memories. Edited by Paula Hamilton - Linda Shopes. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008. xvii, 302. ISBN 1592131417. info
  • VANĚK, Miroslav, Pavel MÜCKE and Hana PELIKÁNOVÁ. Naslouchat hlasům paměti : teoretické a praktické aspekty orální historie. Praha: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, 2007. 224 stran. ISBN 9788072850891. info
  • The oral history reader. Edited by Robert Perks - Alistair Thomson. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2006. xiv, 578. ISBN 9780415343022. info
  • YOW, Valerie Raleigh. Recording oral history : a guide for the humanities and social sciences. 2nd ed. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira, 2005. xvi, 398. ISBN 0759106541. info
  • THOMPSON, Paul. The voice of the past : oral history. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xii, 368. ISBN 0192893173. info
  • Oral history : an interdisciplinary anthology. Edited by David K. Dunaway - Willa K. Baum. 2nd ed. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 1996. 431 s. ISBN 0-7619-9188-3. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussions.
Assessment methods
Written exam, essay.
Language of instruction
Czech
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