The Center for Oral History (COH) at the Chemical Heritage Foundation is proud to provide training to individuals interested in learning oral history and research interview methodologies. For one week, the director and the staff of the COH work with scholars and researchers who are planning or have started research that has interviewing as a core component.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation has been conducting interviews for over thirty years, and is one of the only institutions in the United States to focus its work on oral histories of scientists. During this week individuals are introduced to all aspects of the interview process, including general oral history theory and methodology; interviewing techniques and performing mock interviews; legal and ethical issues; transcription practices; archiving; recording equipment and its use; data management; and other relevant topics. Interested participants are encouraged to bring their research ideas to the workshop. While the scope of the training workshop will focus through a STEM lens, this workshop is open to all researchers interested in oral history and preserving the unwritten past.
Our summer training institute will start on June 12, 2017. There is no cost to attend the training workshop, however, registration is required.
Program Assistant, Center for Oral History at the Chemical Heritage Foundation