WORKSHOP: Oral History Intensive with the National Public Housing Museum (CHICAGO)
Jul
26
to Aug 3

WORKSHOP: Oral History Intensive with the National Public Housing Museum (CHICAGO)

This immersive workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of oral history, organized in collaboration with the National Public Housing Museum as part of an effort to establish an aural history/future of public housing in the voices of public housing residents and housing community members.

Over the course of 8 days, we’ll cover interview techniques, project design, and recording tutorials, plus sessions dedicated to ethics, trauma, advocacy, archives, and other special topics. Participants will be conducting interviews throughout the week. With our focus on oral history, public housing and the emergent museum. Read More....

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WORKSHOP: Oral History Intensive (HUDSON )
Jun
28
to Jul 6

WORKSHOP: Oral History Intensive (HUDSON )

Instructors: Suzanne Snider and guest instructors Sarita Daftary (El Puente) and Walis Johnson (Red Line Archive)

Come all ye budding oral historians, media makers, advocates and others who wish to make of use of oral history in your practices. This immersive Hudson workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of oral history. Over the course of 8 days, we’ll cover interview techniques, project design, and recording tutorials, plus sessions dedicated to ethics, trauma, advocacy, archives, and other related topics. This workshop is ...Read More

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WORKGROUP: Oral History and Early Childhood Education
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

WORKGROUP: Oral History and Early Childhood Education

A collaboration between Oral History Summer School and the Institute of Early Childhood Pedagogy in the Hudson River Valley

In this collaborative work group, Oral History Summer School and area educators (Institute of Early Childhood Pedagogy in the Hudson River Valley) will explore the relationship between oral history best practices and pedagogical ideals in the early childhood classroom.....Read More

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Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History, Family History, and Insider Interviews
Jan
26
to Jan 29

Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History, Family History, and Insider Interviews

For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss...Read More

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I Am Sitting in a Room, Part I: Oral History and Writing*
Jan
11
to Jan 15

I Am Sitting in a Room, Part I: Oral History and Writing*

In this writing and oral history workshop, students experiment with a range of literary forms that use oral history as both source material and text. Monologues, oral narratives, documentary theater, and oral tone poetry are among the traditions already defined at the intersection of writing and oral history. We will explore these known traditions (and invent our own) alongside more obscure genres, dividing our days between discussions, writing exercises, screenings, select readings and optional workshop time. Oral history excels at complicating the narrative. How can we....Read More»»

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HUDSON WORKSHOP: The Art of the Interview: Oral History for Everyone
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

HUDSON WORKSHOP: The Art of the Interview: Oral History for Everyone

The Art of the Interview: Oral History for Everyone, a one-night workshop

A collaboration between Hudson River Exchange and Oral History Summer School

Calling all audiophiles, artists, writers, family historians and the generally curious: During this three-hour workshop, we’ll cover the art of interviewing through interactive exercises and discussion, concluding with a multimedia presentation that surveys a wide range of work rooted in oral history principles/practice: sound installation, poetry, radio ballads, audio tours, museum exhibits, and podcasts.  Participants will have a chance to.....Read More»»

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HUDSON Workshop: Oral History Intensive with Social Justice Leadership Academy
Jun
24
to Jul 5

HUDSON Workshop: Oral History Intensive with Social Justice Leadership Academy

This is part of Oral History Summer School's Let Us All Our Voices Raise sequence

Come all ye budding oral historians, radio documentarians, writers, filmmakers, media advocates, and photographers who wish to make of use of oral history in your practices. This immersive Hudson workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of oral history. Over the course of 12 days, we’ll cover interview techniques, project design, and recording tutorials, plus sessions dedicated to ethics, trauma, advocacy, archives, and other related topics....Read More»»

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CHICAGO Workshop: Oral History Intensive with Studs Terkel Radio Archive and Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project
Jun
5
to Jun 12

CHICAGO Workshop: Oral History Intensive with Studs Terkel Radio Archive and Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project

For the first time, Oral History Summer School will bring the 8-day intensive to Chicago. Come all ye budding oral historians, radio documentarians, writers, filmmakers, media advocates, and photographers who wish to make of use of oral history in your practices. We'll be covering interview techniques, project design, and recording tutorials, with special sessions on ethics, trauma, advocacy and other topics related to the field. Participants will engage with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive along with other innovative projects and professionals. Days will be divided between mini-lectures, guest presentations, tech tutorials, field trips, and interview practice...

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Memory Loss and Mixed Ability Interviewing
Jun
28
to Jul 3

Memory Loss and Mixed Ability Interviewing

This workshop will address our instructors' common pursuit of ethical collaboration with narrators who may employ nontraditional communication styles. Workshop days will be divided between exercises, short talks, hands-on tutorials, listening sessions, project design, and interview practice. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with interviewees...Read More»»

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Collecting & Composing: Oral History and Music
Jun
23
to Jun 28

Collecting & Composing: Oral History and Music

This six-day hands-on workshop draws connections between song, speech, and memory. Days will be divided between talks, screenings, listening sessions, and field recording. Throughout, guest artists will join us as we pursue the motives and methods of song collectors, past and present-day....Read More

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Oral History Intensive
Jun
12
to Jun 19

Oral History Intensive

Come all ye budding oral historians, radio documentarians, writers, filmmakers, media advocates, and photographers who wish to make of use of oral history in your practices. This immersive summer workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of Oral History. Over the course of eight days, we will cover interview techniques, project design, recording tutorials, and ethics, along with special topics related to the field...Read More

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Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History and Family History
Jan
3
to Jan 5

Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History and Family History

For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss...Read More

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Project Lab: Oral History Experiments
Jun
28
to Jul 16

Project Lab: Oral History Experiments

This cross-disciplinary workshop will be useful for those at all stages of oral history-related projects who wish to work in dialogue with other makers. Students should come to this workshop with a sketch, dream or project-in-motion, which may be experimental or traditional in form. Examples of projects include: sound installation, radio documentary, public health studies, community archives, longform journalism, and more....Read More

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Interviewing Survivors of Complex Trauma
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Interviewing Survivors of Complex Trauma

Participants will explore the complex nature of trauma and how it affects the shape and experience of survivors’ narratives. How might such narratives serve as testimony, documentation, persuasive media, intervention, or as an opportunity for the narrator to integrate an experience of trauma into his/her larger life history?..Read More

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