Document and Preserve! Now more than ever it is clear that documenting our family histories, our way of life, and our civic processes is vital. Life is changing in unexpected ways, and oral history is the methodology for recording how we have lived, how change takes place and how we address the future. This workshop offers you the training necessary to document a variety of historical topics, from family to community to politics and culture. Learn how to preserve history effectively in an era of extraordinary transitions!
Develop! Essential skills that include proven fundraising strategies, navigating ethical dilemmas, resolving transcription traumas, mastering project management, and negotiating the often emotional terrain of oral history interviews. You will receive Charlie's famous annotated bibliography and many useful sample forms for developing oral history projects, including practical advice such as how to pack your briefcase before leaving for an interview.
Network! As an experienced practitioner or perhaps a novice in the field, this workshop will broaden your horizons; you will meet a variety of oral historians with whom you can explore ideas, experiences and strategies. Our international, national and regional alumni include family historians, public historians, academics, independent historians, and entrepreneurs. No matter how you use oral history, this workshop will benefit your career by qualifying you to participate in a wide variety of oral history projects now and in the future. Come join us!
Tuition is: $275.00 if received before 2/08/02
$300.00 if received after 2/08/02
No Refunds After 2/15/02
Payment is required in advance by personal or company check. We are unable to offer discounts or accept credit cards, purchase orders, vouchers, etc. Registration is for the entire three-day workshop; we are unable to accept single-day registrations.
For more information, contact Gail Kurtz at 510-525-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Elizabeth Wright at 415-928-3417 or Elizabeth@HistoryInProgress.com.
Charles T. Morrissey is a former president of the Oral History Association. He is currently Oral History Consultant for the Oral History and Archives Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He has directed oral history projects for the John F. Kennedy Library, the Ford Foundation, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and been a consultant and evaluator for the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Carnegie Corporation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Centers for Disease Control, and other agencies. Now he is initiating interviews for the Bill Clinton History Program. For 21 summers he taught oral history seminars at Portland State University in Oregon and since 1985 at Vermont College in Montpelier. He is the author of more than 20 professional articles about oral history techniques and applications, including essays on historic preservation, grant-making, and question-asking skills.
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