June 4, 10:00 am EDT - June 14, 6:00 pm EDT

About the schedule: Instruction-heavy days are June 4-7 and June 11-13 with self-paced (interview) assignments and evening guest talks/listening parties June 8, 9 & 10. All live sessions will be recorded for use by participants. Please email info@oralhistorysummerschool.com with any questions about the schedule.

Come all ye budding oral historians, artists, advocates, and researchers who wish to make use of oral history in your practices. This immersive summer workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of Oral History. Over the course of ten days, we’ll cover interview techniques, project design, recording tutorials for online and in-person recording, and ethics, along with special topics related to the field. This is a great opportunity to jump-start a project in a supportive environment, or to get this training under your belt for future projects with the benefit of deadlines and critique. Participants will be conducting interviews throughout the week. No experience necessary.

A note about the online format: This workshop will engage students from around the world in synchronous and asynchronous sessions through mini-lectures, interactive exercises, case studies and interview practice. Students will be guided by lead instructor, OHSS director Suzanne Snider and a range of guest instructors who will prepare presentations of their work and be available for questions from students. This workshop involves interview training and practice.

Tuition: $600-$1050