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WORKSHOP: Oral History for Educators
Jan
19
to Jan 21

WORKSHOP: Oral History for Educators

This workshop is designed for educators who want to bring oral history into their classrooms or learning spaces. We’ll begin with a rigorous introduction to oral history theory, methods and practice before reviewing existing curricula as a jumping off place to design our own.

We’ll think about how oral history’s best practices dovetail with our learning objectives, seizing upon the field’s potential to support active listening, ethical documentary practice along with considerations of: primary sources, myth, memory, the archive as a future history, silence, talking across difference, problem solving, shared authority, collaborative analysis and historiography…..Read More

*photo by Walter Hergt

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WORKSHOP: Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History, Family History, and Insider Interviews*
Jan
11
to Jan 14

WORKSHOP: Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History, Family History, and Insider Interviews*

For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss...Read More

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