Authors | Ashley Clarkson

Ashley Clarkson is completing an MA degree in Oral History at Concordia University and will pursue a PhD in Public History at Carleton University in 2015. Ashley holds a certificate in Museum Studies from the Commonwealth Museums Association and is an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia. Her Master’s research focuses on memory and immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. Her doctoral research will focus on digital technologies at the Canadian War Museum.

Articles on Amodern by Ashley Clarkson

PLAYING WITH TIME

Oral History and Literary Studies in the SpokenWeb Project

Oral history and literary studies share an interest in the aural sense of the spoken word and the remembered event. The tone, volume and presentation of spoken word can fundamentally change the meaning of what is being said and bridge the gap between reader and audience. Our paper will consider the ways in which the SpokenWeb project has used sound recordings to emphasize the importance of close listening and in turn created deeply felt spaces of individual and generational life review and reciprocal sharing.