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,
    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...

  • Audio Editing with Audacity Workshop
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 18:00

     

     

    If you would like to edit audio but don’t know where to begin this workshop is for you! Useful for anyone who has creative audio ambitions and limited skills, this workshop covers the very basics. With step-by-step instruction, we will work through the steps of importing files, reducing noise, and arranging vocal and musical elements. By the end of...

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 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...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops
    Thursday, January 26, 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 workshop covers strategies for processing oral history interviews so that they can be easily accessed into the future. The...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:00

     

    The Digital Audio Recording workshop is the second of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series

     

    This workshop provides the basic knowledge needed to produce high quality audio recordings. This workshop will help to familiarize you with the fundamentals of...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 18:00

     

    The Introduction to Oral History workshop is the first of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series

     

    This workshop delves into the practice of oral history. It provides an overview of the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of...

  • Digitization Workshop
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 18:00

     

    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...

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 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 workshop covers strategies for processing oral history interviews so that they can be easily accessed into the future. The...

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 18:00

     

    The Digital Audio Recording workshop is the second of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series

     

    This workshop provides the basic knowledge needed to produce high quality audio recordings. This workshop will help to familiarize you with the fundamentals of...

  • Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 18:00

     

    The Introduction to Oral History workshop is the first of three workshops in the Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series

     

    This workshop delves into the practice of oral history. It provides an overview of the underlying principles of oral history and the practical aspects of...

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