Oral History 101

Oral History 101

March 25th 2023 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What is oral history, and what purpose does it serve? What makes oral history different from other interview styles and traditions and how might we apply these best practices in our lives and work? And how can you begin your own oral history project? In our social-media obsessed era, what does oral history offer to researchers, writers, artists, students, activists, journalists, and teachers? 
In this Oral History 101 workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of oral history theory, methods, and practice, with an emphasis on the practical skills and techniques needed for taking oral histories. Participants will learn guidelines for recording the stories of people in their family and community. Participants will be introduced to best practices for planning a project, choosing interview questions, and conducting an interview. They will also receive introductory tutorials on recording techniques and the basics of using audio equipment.
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is requested in advance. RSVP at the link below to let us know you're coming!

For the safety of all participants, masks are encouraged.

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