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dc.contributor.authorOelofse, Marietjie
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-09T07:43:16Z
dc.date.available2017-10-09T07:43:16Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationOelofse, M. (2011). Applying principles of historical critique: authentic oral history? Journal for Contemporary History, 36(1), 191-204.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2442 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/7211
dc.description.abstractTo reconstruct the past, oral historians are concerned with the depths of memory as a potential source of information, evidence and meaning at their disposal. Unfortunately, memory can never be absolutely certain, wherein lies its weakness as a source of knowledge of the past. The researcher has the important task of implementing historical interpretation and principles of historical critique in searching for authenticity in sources. Taking into account the nature of memory and the factors that may negatively affect its objectivity, the article will examine which reliable techniques and methods may be implemented by the oral historian to minimise problems and inaccuracies, as well as examine oral evidence for factual credibility.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectReconstruct the pasten_ZA
dc.subjectKnowledge of the pasten_ZA
dc.subjectHistorical interpretationen_ZA
dc.subjectOral historiansen_ZA
dc.subjectAuthenticity in sourcesen_ZA
dc.subjectFactual credibilityen_ZA
dc.titleApplying principles of historical critique: authentic oral history?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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