I am writing to invite you to participate in an interactive oral history session at the 2018 American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Oral History Jukebox Workshop will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Omni Shoreham, Palladian Ballroom.
The Jukebox is an open, informal exchange where oral historians of all experience levels and backgrounds come together to listen and learn. This workshop will turn an open ear to the granularity of oral history recordings, searching the medium for key insights into the field.
Interested participants are asked to submit a 1-2 minute excerpt from an oral history interview that they find particularly fascinating or instructive, and to briefly explain what this particular moment has taught them about their approach to oral history—whether that be an insight into interview technique, processing, archiving, crowd-sourcing, or program management.
We welcome all to apply by our November 1 deadline, including instructors of every level; students; local researchers; novices and hobbyists; and public history professionals in community organizations, businesses, government agencies, and non-profits. We're particularly excited to have grad students involved!
To submit an excerpt, please visit the Oral History Jukebox page on the AHA website: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting/2018-program/oral-history-jukebox-workshop
Participants will be notified by the end of November whether they have been selected to present in the opening lightning-round of the workshop.
Anyone interested in oral history is encouraged to attend this session, whether they choose to submit an interview clip or simply contribute to the conversation. Please be sure to RSVP to the workshop in your 2018 AHA Annual Meeting registration. We’d also be grateful if you circulate this CFP widely to your networks.
Questions? Contact Pat Nugent and Erica Fugger of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reviewing your submissions and seeing you in D.C. this coming January!
Oral Historian, StoryQuest Program
Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience
Washington College | Custom House
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Chestertown, MD 21620
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