The Oral History Center at UC Berkeley's 2018 Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Shanna Farrell's picture
August 6, 2018
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Area Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Oral History
The Oral History Center at UC Berkeley is excited to announce that applications are now open for our annual  one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus from August 6-10, 2018.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work. The goal of the institute is to strengthen the ability of its participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment.

The cost of the institute is $950. For the 2018 Institute, we are happy to offer an EARLY BIRD registration discount of $150. For those who register by December 15, 2017, and pay in full by January 15, 2018, the full price will be $800. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial assistance to participants. OHC is a soft money research office of the university, and as such receives precious little state funding. Therefore, it is necessary that this educational initiative be a self-funding program. We encourage you to check in with your home institutions about financial assistance; in the past we have found that many programs have budgets to help underwrite some of the costs associated with attendance. We will provide receipts and certificates of completion as required for reimbursement.
Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested and visit our website for the applications and for more information. Please email Shanna Farrell with any questions.
Contact Info: 

Shanna Farrell