Sharpen Your Skills: Advanced E-Workshops


Registration is now closed for our next workshop: Advanced Interviewing Techniques 


This three-hour training session in May will offer oral historians the opportunity to participate in intensive study on the heart of the oral history methodology: the interview. The workshop will prepare those with a basic understanding of oral history to enhance their in-depth investigative approaches to more successfully accomplish their research objectives. Topics for this workshop will include preparing interviewees, cross-cultural interviewing, redirecting narrators, wrangling difficult interviewees, and managing the long-term interviewer-narator relationship.



Past Workshops

Beginning in the fall of 2015, in response to a multitude of requests for additional training from former participants in our popular "Getting Started" workshop, the Institute for Oral History began offering advanced online workshops once or twice yearly on high-demand topics. These workshops feature a single three-hour session that expand upon facets of the oral history process.

Prior "Sharpen Your Skills" workshops include:

  • Advanced Interviewing Techniques (November 2015)
  • Managing an Oral History Project (February 2016)
  • Processing and Outcomes in Oral History (November 2016)

These workshops will be offered on a rotating basis, with new topics occasionally offered as well.