Events

The Oral History Centre is committed to creative community development through offering workshops that meet the needs of a diverse community interested in oral history. Throughout their careers, Dr. Reilly and Dr. Freund have individually given many oral history workshops for K-12 teachers, union members, and community groups, and have had ongoing consultation with students, faculty, and other researchers on oral history methods, research project design, equipment, and best practices in oral history. In 2012, Dr. Freund and Dr. Reilly made workshops for community and university researchers a core service of the OHC.

 

Staff at the Oral History Centre oversee the continued development and organization of the Oral History Centre’s workshops, which include programming for researchers, students, and community members alike. In addition to these public workshops, the Oral History Centre has also designed and organized workshops for major research projects and for professional organizations. The OHC also hosts many oral history related seminars, symposiums and conferences which provide venues for public presentation of student research, community oral history projects and guest lectures by prominent oral historians.

 

The Oral History Centre frequently co-sponsors events with the H. Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History, a fellowship which supports historians of Canada to visit the university to share their knowledge of Canada with the university and broader community.

 

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  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops Text in OHC Logo speech bubble
    Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 09:30

     

    This workshop delivers the OHC's three-session Introduction to Oral History workshop in a single day. In this workshop you will learn the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of undertaking an oral history project. In this workshop you can learn how to: design an oral history project, budget enough time for your project, methods of interviewing, technical...

  • Digitizing Audio Tape workshop ad with image of an Audio Cassette labelled "Soundhog"
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 13:00

    Sitting on a pile of old cassettes, reel-to-reels, or other analog media? Wondering how to transfer your interview with a loved one from a cassette to a computer?  This Oral History Centre workshop shows you how to turn your cassettes into high quality digital audio files. You will learn what equipment and software you need, how to set it up, and how to use it to ensure high quality conversion...

  • OHC Field Recording Workshop Text on Cityscape Background
    Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 13:00

     

    This OHC advanced workshop is for adventurers who want to record interviews outside of the controlled studio environment. It provides an overview of field recording concepts, equipment and techniques. You will learn how to listen to outdoor soundscapes before you record and tips for coping with adverse conditions. After this workshop you will know how to...

  • Digitizing Audio Tape workshop ad with image of an Audio Cassette labelled "Soundhog"
    Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 13:00

    Sitting on a pile of old cassettes, reel-to-reels, or other analog media? Wondering how to transfer your interview with a loved one from a cassette to a computer?  This Oral History Centre workshop shows you how to turn your cassettes into high quality digital audio files. You will learn what equipment and software you need, how to set it up, and how to use it to ensure high quality conversion...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops Poster
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:00

    This workshop delivers the OHC's three-session Introduction to Oral History workshop in a single day. In this workshop you will learn the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of undertaking an oral history project. In this workshop you can learn how to: design an oral history project, budget enough time for your project, methods of interviewing, technical skills...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshop Poster
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 18:00

     

    The After the Interview: Post Processing for Future Access workshop is the second of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History workshop series. This three-part series provides an overview of the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of undertaking an oral history...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops poster
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 18:00

     

    The Digital Audio Recording workshop is the second of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series. This three-part series provides an overview of the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of undertaking an oral history project. In these workshops you...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops Poster
    Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 18:00

     

    The Introduction to Oral History workshop is the first of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series.This three-part series provides an overview of the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of undertaking an oral history project. In these workshops you can learn: how to design an oral history project and budget your time, methods of...

  • Oral History and Business Workshop Poster
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 09:00

    This workshop is sponsored by the Canadian Business History Association and open to all current members of the CBHA.

     

    The focus of this workshop is oral histories of business, including their value as a record-keeping practice corporate archives and their importance as a source in the study of business history.

     

    This full-day...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops
    Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 09:30 to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 16:00

     

    This series provides an overview of the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of undertaking an oral history project. In these workshops you can learn: how to design an oral history project and budget your time, methods of interviewing, technical skills needed to make quality audio recordings, and how to create complementary text...

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