Shifting the Means of (Knowledge) Production: Teaching Applied Oral History Methods in a Global Classroom

Nov. 21, 2022

Schenck, M. C., & Wetzel, J. M. (2022). World History Connected19(3).

In this essay, we turn to oral history to ask in what ways a pedagogy informed by oral history methods might contribute to a more epistemologically open and diverse global history. We inquire into the potential of teaching applied oral history methods to learners outside of traditional academic learning environments as a way of shifting the means of (knowledge) production by handing over the tools of the global historian. We explore these questions through the case of the Global History Dialogues Project (GHDP), a blended (part online, part in-person) course offered through Princeton University’s Global History Lab (GHL).