Come all ye budding oral historians, artists, advocates, and researchers 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 twelve days, we’ll cover interview techniques, project design, recording tutorials, and ethics, along with special topics related to the field. This 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. This year's workshop will include special sessions on 'Oral History & Care,' as led by MD/MPH candidate Ry Garcia-Sampson (Improving Health and Healthcare: A Trans Oral History Project) and Palliative Care.......Read More
Beginning with a rigorous foundation in oral history theory and practice, this workshop expands our oral history focus to include ambient sound recording and song collection as related practices. While archival recordings serve as our primary outcome, participants will consider--and may start to develop--a range of secondary outcomes including public art, podcasts, performances and more. We’ll survey a range of projects that use oral histories in conjunction with performance, composition, fictive devices and political framing, thinking about how we can--and why we would––use oral history values to inspire experimental ethnography, art, or “front-facing work” that directs a wider audience to....Read More
In this special workshop for teachers working with children ages three to five, we will explore the relationship between oral history best practices and pedagogical ideals in the early childhood classroom. Specifically, we'll emphasize the use of listening, open-ended questions, and silence.
How can oral history training help us to identify our strengths, weaknesses, and preferences as speakers and as listeners? How can we respectfully inhabit our role as teacher/interviewer, using our questions to invite mutual exploration and greater understanding?.....Read More