In recent years, spoken heritage has grown in prominence as a medium within the wider field of heritage documentation. This is due in part to the explosion of new technologies, including sophisticated digital recording equipment and computer software, that have been developed and that are now both widely available and affordable to those documenting our heritage.
SPOKEN HERITAGE ON-LINE MULTIMEDIA INITIATIVE (SHOMI)
QAHN's "Spoken Heritage On-line Multimedia Initiative" preserved and disseminated numerous oral histories from Quebec’s English-speaking communities.
Existing oral history collections in English-speaking communities were preserved through digitization and new oral histories were collected.
Various other resources were produced, including a Guide to Collecting Oral History. To view the complete guide, click here!
PODCASTS (Voices from Quebec):
VOICES FROM QUEBEC was an educational program undertaken in 2008-2009 in which English-speaking students from across Quebec worked hand in hand with writers and local historians to carry out research on their communities. The program, which entailed the recording of oral-history and the crafting of audio documentaries, was developed by Blue Metropolis Foundation in collaboration with QAHN.