[Workshop] 2018 Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute

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Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute
July 16-20, 2018



This workshop is for faculty and graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. This weeklong institute 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, Ph.D., Professor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

·      Founder and Director, Voces Oral History Project;

·      Founder and Editor, US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal

Todd Moye, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of North Texas

·      Former Director, Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project

·      President, Oral History Association


To apply: Please send:

1.     A short (not more than 3 pages) statement of purpose on:

a.     Why you wish to take the workshop

b.     Possible research areas you wish to develop

c.     Where you are in your academic journey

2.     And a CV to: voces@utexas.edu


Application dates: Nov. 1, 2017 through March 10, 2018

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 either UT Housing or the AT & T Center. Housing details provided after acceptance.