Oral History Training Institute at the Science History Institute

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January 7, 2019 to January 11, 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Oral History, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Research and Methodology, Humanities

Please join us in January 2019 for a five-day workshop. During the training week individuals are introduced to all aspects of the interview process, including general oral history theory and methodology, interviewing techniques and performance of 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 be focused through a STEM lens, individual topics are not limited to science, technology, engineering, and medicine. This workshop is open to all researchers interested in the practice of conducting research interviews and oral histories in order to elucidate and to preserve the unwritten past.

Training materials will be made available to participants in late December. Space is limited to twenty-four participants. Registration is $100 and required in advance. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Contact Info: 

Samantha Blatt, Program Associate, Institute for Research