This two-part workshop covers the fundamental theories and practices of oral history through mini-presentations, exercises and group discussion. Woven into our topical discussions––of ethics, motives, power, individual/collective memory and trauma––will be instruction on Project Design and methodology, including technical tutorials around recording and preserving interviews. We will discuss oral history as a possible form of reciprocal ethnography that emphasizes co-authorship, "shared authority," and collaboration (including collaborative analysis). This workshop will help you specifically identify your motives and the ways you can apply this ethical interview practice to your research and work.
*This workshop was designed in collaboration with Ry Garcia-Samson and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.