Oral History Summer Institute at the Centre for Oral History & Tradition (University of Lethbridge)

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Summer Program
May 4, 2021 to June 10, 2021
Alberta, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Oral History, Public History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Be part of the inaugural Oral History Summer Institute at the Centre for Oral History & Tradition!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:45PM (MDT), May 4-June 10, 2021

Where: In line with best safety practices during the COIVD-19 pandemic, the 2021 Oral History Summer Institute will be held virtually. 

Course Description: The Summer Institute is designed for participants to get hands-on experience with oral history project design, recording technology, and interview techniques. Whether you are starting your first oral history project, or you are ready to enhance your skills as an oral history interviewer, the Summer Institute’s combination of instructional, workshop, and feedback sessions has something to offer participants at a variety of levels and interests. The Institute welcomes researchers, community organizers, students, academics, genealogists, public/community historians, and anyone interested in oral history. Participants will meet weekly, learn about oral history methods and theories, workshop practical oral history skills, and hear from practising oral historians and esteemed guest speakers. The Summer Institute is also designed for participants to get feedback on interview questions, consent forms, project organization, and many other features that are part of conducting oral history. Find out more here!

Esteemed Guest Speakers!

Learn from prominent oral historians including:

  • Carly Adams (University of Lethbridge)
  • Funké Aladejebi (University of Toronto)
  • Darren Aoki (University of Plymouth)
  • Jenna Bailey (University of Lethbridge)
  • Adrienne Cain (Institute for Oral History, Baylor University)
  • Kristina Llewellyn (University of Waterloo)
  • Tiffany Prete (University of Alberta)
  • Allyson Stevenson (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Cheryl Troupe (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Winona Wheeler (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge)
  • Stacey Zembrzycki (Dawson College)



Anyone interested in the COHT’s Oral History Summer Institute can register here. Registration closes on May 3, 2021.


Scholarships for Indigenous Participants!

Apply for the Centre for Oral History and Tradition Indigenous Student Oral History Summer Institute Award.

The Centre for Oral History and Tradition Indigenous Student Summer Institute Award aims to support students interested in oral history research. The award covers tuition for one Indigenous community member taking the course.

Application Deadline: April 28, 2021.

Click here to submit your application. 


For additional information or questions please contact COHT Director Carol Williams (carol.williams@uleth.ca) or Karissa Patton, Director, COHT Oral History Summer Institute (karissa.patton@uleth.ca).

Contact Info: 

Dr. Karissa Patton

Director of the Oral History Summer Institute

The Centre for Oral Histroy and Tradition

The Universitity of Lethbridge

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