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