Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR)presents its Fall 2009 Workshop Day, "Boning up on the Basics."
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Place: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (1201 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC)
A morning session will initiate newcomers into the development of a successful oral history program and an afternoon session will instruct both novice and expert oral historians in locating grant opportunities and writing effective grant proposals.
Sarah Rouse, Senior Program Officer in the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress from 2001 to 2008, will cover the basics of oral history, including planning and coordinating a project, effective interview strategies and techniques, equipment needs, legal and ethical concerns, editing transcripts, and arranging and storing audio files and transcripts.
Melissa Jordan, who has more than fifteen years' experience writing, managing, and evaluating grants for non-profits and U.S. government agencies, will guide you through the basics of identifying and securing grant funding, including a review of resources, the elements of proposal preparation, and pointers on good grants management.
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