Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies (especially the synthesis period in evolutionary studies), Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, and history of natural history.
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A programme to produce oral history in the history of science and to promote reflection on best practice. Consultancies available. Dr Joe Cain is Director. Core
Collect oral histories. Audio and video. Individuals and groups. Transciptions. Preparation for archival deposit. Sample interview (Web).
Consult on best practice, proposal writing and budgeting, especially hidden costs.
Training through graduate and undergraduate courses; also professional development workshops in oral history and interview methodology.
Encourage reflection on best practice and the interpretation of interviews within historical analysis. Supporting materials
equipment specifications and notes
Suggestions and notes on recording equipment, including some kit available for loan to STS staff and students for project work (Web).
Shopes, L. 2002. "What is Oral History?"
in History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (pdf).
techniques and preparation
interpretation and reflection
UCL graduate students and other London graduate research students can enrol in the skills development course on oral history and interview technique. Details.
considering a career in media?
Visit SkillSet, from the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries.
consult professional bodies
AHA Standard of Professional Conduct
Grant Museum of Zoology: Past, Present and Future
A series of oral history interviews is underway with present and past staff of the GMZ.
Michael Ruse interviews
A series of interviews is underway with Prof Michael Ruse, philosopher and historian.
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Professor Joe Cain
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies