Intro to Oral History

Introduction to Oral History 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, budget enough time for your project, methods of interviewing, 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.

The Introduction to Oral History Workshop includes 3 parts:

 Introduction to Oral History: An overview of oral history method including planning your oral history project, budgeting time and money, preparing to interview, and interviewing.

Digital Audio Recording:  The basics of how to create high quality digital audio recordings including preferred file formats, microphones and placement and how and where to set up your recorder.

After the Interview: Strategies for interview post-processing and archiving for future access, including: organizing your project, transcribing, other useful documents, and software and hardware tools that can help.

*Completion of the Introduction to Oral History workshop series is required for Oral History Centre Membership.