The Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley, is offering a week long, intensive, academically oriented institute on the theory, methodology, and practice of oral/video history, August 15-19, 2005. The institute is designed for academic, independent, public, and community scholars engaged in serious research that in some manner utilizes oral/video history and/or interview-based methodologies. It is geared to scholars and practitioners with a wide-range of interests and expertise, from graduate students just beginning their research to advanced scholars, professors and teachers looking to update their skills or learn a new research methodology. Museum and other institutional based research projects welcome. 40 participants will be selected. The Institute revolves around the specific work of its participants and the larger historical questions they seek to address, with faculty presenting their own work. See the web address provided below for further details and application, due April 22.
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