Historyworks Training for EU Research Team
Historyworks is providing intensive training for members of the team who are documenting their research on the transatlantic slave trade, called Eurotast. Researchers are receiving training in interview techniques, recording and editing audio to make podcasts, and stills photography to illustrate presentations and websites. There will also be some introductory film making with researchers shown how to capture and edit video to make shorts for presentations and websites.
The Experienced Researcher on Eurotast, Temi Odumosu, will be supported in this training by the variety of trainers offered by Historyworks, especially Jon on interviewing skills for recording and making podcasts, Louise for taking good portraits of speakers and objects in museum low-light conditions, and Ross on filming and editing documentary shorts to help get the message of the project out to the widest possible audience using youtube video shorts.
The project will be supported in all the basics necessary for the successful capture, use and storage of multimedia products. In addition, the project Experienced Researcher, Temi, will be given coaching and guidance for ethical consent issues, copyright law, and the implication of the Data Protection Act. We wish the trainers and the trainees all success for the intensive multimedia training and look forward to seeing the results on the Eurotast website!
EUROTAST is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), supporting a new generation of science and humanities researchers to uncover and interpret new evidence on the history and contemporary legacies of the transatlantic slave trade.
Historyworks is providing media training to the Experienced Researchers on the project to support them to be successful in disseminating the project.
The network will be running for four years from 2012 to 2016, and will enable 13 PhD researchers in history, archaeology, social anthropology and population genetics to work collaboratively across disciplines to provide new perspectives on this history. The research will be focused on three themes: Origins, Life Cycles, and Legacies, which it is hoped will not only lead to further detail on the slave trading system, but also help demonstrate how slavery fundamentally shaped the cultural and biological experiences of people of African descent around the world.
For more information, go to www.eurotast.eu