Oral History Training Institute

Oral History
Monday, January 6, 2020–Thursday, January 9, 2020
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

The Center for Oral History is proud to provide training to scholars and researchers interested in learning oral history and research interview methodologies.

Instructors will work with scholars and researchers who are planning or have started research that has interviewing as a core component. During this week individuals are introduced to all aspects of the interview process, including general oral history theory and methodology; legal and ethical issues; transcription practices; archiving; recording equipment and its use; data management; and other relevant topics. A portion of the week will be dedicated to interviewing skills and practice.

The Science History Institute has been conducting interviews for over 30 years, and is one of the only institutions in the United States to focus its work on oral histories of scientists. While the scope of the training workshop will focus through a STEM lens, individuals of all fields are welcome.

Participants will be provided a packet that includes a reader, contact information for fellow participants, and Microsoft Word templates used by Institute staff throughout the interview process. Resources and schedule will be made available electronically to allow for preparation. Hard copies will be handed out on the first day.

Space is limited so please register early. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financial assistance to participants. We encourage you to check with your home institutions about financial support. Group registration is available for three people or more from the same organization. Please contact Samantha Blatt at sblatt@sciencehistory.org or 215-873-8242 for group registration.

No refunds available after Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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