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.

 

Click on any title below to view events at the Oral History Centre.

  • Oral History Centre Field Recording Workshop poster
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 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 go about recording sounds...

  • Audio Editing With Audacity workshop poster
    Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 13:00

     

    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 the class you will have created a...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops Text in OHC Logo speech bubble
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 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 skills...

  • Digitizing Audio Tape workshop ad with image of an Audio Cassette labelled "Soundhog"
    Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 01:00

    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...

  • History in Sound
    Monday, October 15, 2018 - 20:30

     

    In recent years more and more historians have discovered the rewards of working in sound, sharing research and interviews through sound-art, podcasts, sound walks, sound maps, installations, and other forms of sound and multi-media programming.

    Curated by Dr. Charles Hardy III, this noon hour listening session will explore some of best examples of historians working in sound...

  • Charles Hardy III Lecture
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 14:00

     

    A pioneer in oral history and new media, Professor Charles Hardy III is a two-time winner of the Oral History Association’s Nonprint Format Award, and a recipient of the West Chester University E. Riley Holman Memorial Faculty Award for innovative teaching techniques that foster student creativity in 2015, and the...

  • Introduction to Oral History Workshops Text in OHC Logo speech bubble
    Saturday, September 22, 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 skills...

  • 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...

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