World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

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Created: 2011-01-19 10:53
Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: This workshop explored key issues around the dissemination of oral literature through traditional and digital media. Funding agencies, including our own Supplemental Grants Programme, now encourage fieldworkers to return copies of their work to source communities, in addition to requiring researchers to deposit their collections in institutional repositories. But thanks to ever greater digital connectivity, wider internet access and affordable multimedia recording technologies, the locus of dissemination and engagement has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a diverse constituency of global users, such as migrant workers, indigenous scholars, policymakers and journalists, to name but a few.
 

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Media items

Daniela Merolla : Multimedia research and documentation of African oral genres: reflections on partnership

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This paper presents the project Multimedia Research and Documentation of African Oral Genres: Connecting Diasporas and Local Audiences that focuses on multimedia as a tool for...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 16 Feb 2011


David Nathan : Archive access and accessibility: a progress report on social networking at work

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The Endangered Language Archive (ELAR) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has taken a social networking approach to archiving and disseminating documentation of...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 19 Jan 2011


Elizabeth Wickett : Patronage, commodification and the dissemination of performance art: the shared benefits of web...

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Documentation of oral performance traditions by scholars, for scholars, was once the norm. However, professional musicians now regard financial remuneration as key. We must ensure...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 19 Jan 2011


Ha Mingzong : Digital documentation of the China Mongghul Ha Clan oral history

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This paper will describe the author’s project documenting the Mongghul Ha clan oral history tradition in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, China, by focusing on the purposes, methods...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 19 Jan 2011


Henri Aalders : Recording verbal art performance with handheld equipment: the preparatory phase in Africa

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The recording of oral tradition performances aims at a full and complete document of performances that are given by storytellers belonging to a specific tribe, village or clan....

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 19 Jan 2011


Jan Jansen : Kumabali Ye Horon Di' (The Person Who Doesn't Speak Is Free) - On the social construction of copy rights

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Based on observations during years of fieldwork in Manding dating back to 1988, this presentation analyses a recording of one person as a group or team performance. I will show...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 22 Mar 2011


John Miles Foley : Oral tradition and the internet

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Although the proposition may at first seem counterintuitive, humankind’s oldest and newest technologies of communication are fundamentally homologous. To put it succinctly, oral...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 19 Jan 2011


Jorge Gómez Rendón : New approaches to orality: the Ecuadorian experience

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Ecuador is linguistically diverse: it is home to thirteen indigenous languages besides the official language (Spanish). All of Ecuador’s indigenous languages, including the one...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 19 Jan 2011


Judith Aston and Paul Matthews : Multiple audiences and co-curation: linking an ethnographic archive to contemporary...

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This paper reports on a collaborative project between the authors and the historical anthropologist, Wendy James. The authors are developing strategies through which James’s...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 20 Jan 2011


K. Inyani Simala : Archiving Nganyi weatherlore and connecting with modern science of rain prediction: challenges and...

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This paper discusses the integration of indigenous knowledge about rain prediction with modern meteorological forecasts in climate risk management to support community-based...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 20 Jan 2011


Madan Meena : From shrine to stage: the challenges of archiving ritualistic performances with reference to the Tejaji...

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The Ballad of Tejaji occupies an important place in the sung oral tradition of agrarian folklore over large tracts of Rajasthan and into Madhya Pradesh. Tejaji is glorified for...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 20 Jan 2011


Margaret Field : Recording oral traditions in American Indian communities: some basic considerations

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Oral traditions serve as linguistic structures that help reinforce cultural values and group identity. This is particularly true of American Indian stories that contain moral...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 21 Jan 2011


Sachindev P.S. : Challenges of fieldwork and documentation: a case sudy of Mudugar-Kurumbar Research Centre, Attapady

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The Mudugar are an indigenous community living in Attappady, South India. Having been displaced from the forest and resettled in the valley, they are now undergoing major...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 21 Jan 2011


Uranchimeg Ujeed : Disappearing Horchin Mongolian narrative songs

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This presentation discusses the present situation of Horchin Mongolian folk narrative songs, based on my fieldwork carried out in the spring of 2010. Most Horchin Mongolian songs...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 21 Jan 2011