Oral History Centre Presents: Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series: September 2014

The Oral History Centre will host its Introductory Oral History Workshop Series again in September 2014. This series of introductory workshops is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a successful oral history project. These workshops teach both the practice and philosophy of oral history, including: what makes oral history unique; how to design a project; the technical skills needed to make quality audio recordings; and how to create complementary text documents that will ensure your project is organized, archivable, and useful to future researchers. Space for each workshop is limited.


Please contact ki.moore@uwinnipeg.ca at the Oral History Centre for more information, or to register.

The Introduction to Oral History Workshop requires a $25.00 workshop fee and includes all necessary workshop materials. Refreshments will be served. Workshop registration form is available.

The Audio Recording and Transcription workshops require a $20.00 workshop fee and includes all necessary workshop materials. Refreshments will be served. Workshop registration form is available.

The Workshops are a series of three: Introduction to Oral History (September 11th, $25) Audio Recording (September 18th, $20), and Transcription (September 25th, $20). Participants who complete all three workshop sessions are eligible to register as Affiliates of the Oral History Centre and as such arrange use of the OHC's facilities and equipment.


Workshop Schedule:

New Series: A new series of Workshops has been announced for SEPTEMBER 2014.

The dates are available below;


Introduction to Oral History  

September 11th 5:30pm. – 9:30 p.m. 

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 undertaking an oral history project. In this workshop you will learn how to: design an oral history project, budget enough time for your project, plan and prepare for interviewing, and conduct and record interviews.


Audio Recording

 September 18th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This workshop provides the basic skills and knowledge needed to produce high quality audio recordings suitable for archiving and for producing creative audio projects like radio documentaries and podcasts.



September 25th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This workshop explores the advantages of creating textual documents to accompany oral history recordings. It reviews the advantages of transcribing or summarizing interviews while teaching the common conventions used, including how to effectively budget time to include this step.

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