Those of you who want to learn more about oral history might be interested in a couple of upcoming educational opportunities.
Baylor University Institute for Oral History is again offering its live audio workshop, “Getting Started with Oral History.”
The interactive workshop meets on two consecutive Wednesdays, April April 13 and April 20, from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 1:00 p.m. CDT. They’ve held this workshop before to great acclaim. Oral history luminaries Stephen Sloan, Lois Myers, Elinor Mazé, and Michelle Holland will lead the workshop, which is designed to help participants plan and begin an oral history project. It’s quite a deal at only $75. In addition to the workshop, your fee will get you online access to all reading materials and ongoing consultation for your oral history project. Only 50 spaces are available, so register ASAP if you’re interested.
For those who can get away to New York this summer:
Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO) puts on a special oral history summer institute every year. This year the theme is “Rethinking 9/11: Life Stories, Cultural Memories and the Politics of Representation.”
The institute will be held June 13-June 24, 2011. Columbia has an extensive collection called the “September 11, 2001 Narrative and Memory Project.” Participants will draw from this material. Faculty and fellows will explore the political, cultural, psychological, ethical and personal dimensions of documenting urban injury and recovery.