Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute

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The Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute is a 5-day workshop (June 10-14) for faculty and graduate students wishing to use oral history in research.

This institute at the University of Texas in Austin will be helpful to the beginner, intermediate, and advanced scholar. Instructors include scholars who have created their own oral history projects, have published widely using oral history, and are leaders in oral history publishing and teaching.

This class will be kept deliberately small to allow participants ample time to discuss and workshop their own plans and ideas.


  • Theory and methodology of oral history
  • Using oral history to study under-researched topics
  • Developing an oral history project for academic research
  • Publishing oral history research
  • Teaching oral history to undergrad and grad students
  • Archival considerations
  • Best practices

Chief Instructors:

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, PhD, Professor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

Todd Moye, PhD, Professor of History, University of North Texas

  • Former Director, Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project
  • President, Oral History Association

To apply, please send:

  • A short (not more than 3 pages) statement of purpose on:
    • Why you wish to take the workshop
    • Possible research areas you wish to develop
    • Where you are in your academic journey
  • And a CV to: voces@utexas.edu

Application dates:

  • Deadline: March 9, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 19, 2019

Cost: $750 (includes lunches)

Housing option: Special housing accommodations are available for participants, starting at $40 per night (estimated) and up. Housing arrangements and payments must be made directly with UT Housing. Housing details provided after acceptance.

For more information, go to vocessummerinstitute.org.

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