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 Nurse Practitioner and educator Daniel Cogan (Communication and Palliative Care). With the support of our guests, we'll explore topics including illness narratives, health narratives, dignity, oral history and medical research, testimony and end of life narratives.
Our classroom is an accessible space.
*Tuition includes an OHSS e-reader, workbook, OHSS tote bag, two group meals, field trips and a certificate of completion
Instructors: OHSS founder/director Suzanne Snider with guest instructor Ry Garcia-Sampson and Daniel Cogan. Additional guests tba