HUDSON Workshop: Oral History Intensive with Social Justice Leadership Academy


  • Solaris 360 Warren Street

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. 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. A detailed schedule is provided ahead of time for participants.

**Let Us All Our Voices Raise is an ongoing OHSS initiative designed to broaden the range of voices engaged in oral history practice and to support the collection of oral histories from diverse groups of narrators underrepresented in our field and in our archives. As part of LUAOVR, this year’s extended 12-day Hudson intensive will include a 2-day mini workshop addressing the social, legal, and ethical considerations related to collaborating with children and youth narrators. Social Justice Leadership Academy youth will join us for one of these days as collaborators, interviewers, and narrators.

Instructors: Suzanne Snider with Nicki Pombier Berger, Sarita Daftary, and Sady Sullivan

Tuition: $1150