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


  • Fine Arts Building 410 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States

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 and the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project along with other innovative projects and professionals. Days will be divided between mini-lectures, guest presentations, tech tutorials, field trips, and interview practice.

Like the Hudson intensive, this workshop is a great opportunity to jump-start a project in a supportive environment, or to get this training under your belt for future projects with the benefit of deadlines and critique. Participants will be conducting interviews throughout the week. No experience necessary.  

Tuition includes an OHSS e-reader, workbook, tote bag, CDs/media, an extended trial/purchase discount from Hindenburg Systems editing software, and two group meals.

Note about schedule: On most days, we'll meet from 9 am to 4 PM with the exception of June 5, which will start late, at 12 pm. A more detailed schedule is provided ahead of time for participants.

Tuition: $815

Instructor: Suzanne Snider