This workshop will focus on the basics of conducting oral history
interviews, including planning and mechanics (identifying informants,
equipment issues, consent forms, etc.), how to formulate questions and link interviews to larger research projects, and communications issues (culture, class, language, and gender differences, interview dynamics, etc.). We will also think about how museums and historical organizations can use oral history projects as a way not just to gather data, but also to create ongoing connections with new immigrant groups. There will be opportunities to practice the techniques we discuss, and to think about how the ideas presented in the workshop might be useful in participants' own organizations.
The workshop is primarily intended for staff, volunteers, and board members who work in museums, historical societies, and historic houses.
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