Registration Now Open for "Doing Oral History" Workshop at AMIA 2019!

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The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is proud to offer for the first time a day-long "Doing Oral History" workshop from 9am-5pm on November 13 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the AMIA 2019 conference schedule! "Doing Oral History” will provide training in each of the core areas of this important documentation method. Attendees will learn how to record, archive, and provide access to a single interview, and even learn how to start their own oral history program. The workshop will be divided into the following one-hour sessions:


1) What is Oral History?/Project Design

2) Legal and Ethical Framework

3) Recording Technology (Equipment, lighting, set up)

4) Interviewing Techniques

5) Lunch break

6) Records Management & Cataloging

7) Transcription & Other Derivative Works

8) Access and Outcomes

9) Afternoon Section Overflow & Q&A


The workshop will be interactive and include sample materials, assignments, workshopping, a practice interview (with feedback from professionals), and training on how to index oral histories using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). This session also features targeted training for professionals looking to learn more about how to ethically work with oral history materials.


The workshop leaders include experienced professionals from both the moving image and oral history communities:


Anne Kelly, USC Shoah Foundation

Jenni Matz, Television Academy

Teague Schneiter, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences

Steven Sielaff, Baylor University Institute for Oral History


The registration fee for this workshop is $125 – register early as space is limited! You can register for the just the workshop or include it as part of your overall conference fee here: