AESOP Memories project is a new project jointly initiated by the Coordination Team of the Young Academics Network and AESOP. It aims to keep the memories of senior scholars in AESOP alive. The idea of the project is that young scholars will interview senior scholars, capturing their memories at AESOP. Additionally, we initiate an online platform that collects memories, but also physical objects, photos, videos and artifacts about AESOP from current and previous members.
This project represents also an important learning and training moment for young scholars who want to know more about both AESOP history and storytelling and interview methodologies. Starting with a pilot phase including seven scholars, we are looking for 14 young scholars who are interested in being part of the project and who are familiar and/or interested in oral methodologies.
The participation in this project, in addition to giving you the unique occasion to learn about AESOP by meeting and interviewing leading international planners, will enrich your methodological skills, in particular you will:
- Learn about the storytelling methodologies;
- Prepare interview questions;
- Conduct interviews;
- Systemise the memories coming from the interviews
- Support the selection of the texts of the hopefully memories webpage.
The project will start from December 2021 and will go through the following months. It includes a virtual training preparation with international experts on the topic of qualitative and interview methodologies, and the meeting and interview with leading senior scholars who have been crucial to the history and development of AESOP.
It is a unique learning experience!