Institute staff provide guidance and education by executing several oral history workshops each year. These workshops range from introductory to specialized, from privately-arranged to those where registration is literally open to the world.
Training and Consultation ServicesThe Institute for Oral History encourages professional oral history scholarship through training workshops, lectures, and evaluations of interviews or projects. To ask questions about your project or to propose a workshop in your area, contact us.
The Institute for Oral History offers a selection of training workshops each year participants can attend from the comfort of their own home or office! These workshops are presented via Cisco WebEx as narrated PowerPoint presentations featuring salient media clips or web tours to enhance the experience. Our online offerings fall under one of two categories:
Getting Started with Oral History is an online workshop offered twice a year. The workshop introduces participants from around the world to oral history project planning, interviewing techniques, equipment choices, ethical and legal considerations, and tips for preserving and sharing your interviews.
Sharpen Your Skills is a series of advanced online workshops designed to reinvigorate experienced oral historians with new ideas and inspiration for improving their skills. These workshops are offered annually each spring.