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Digital Audio Recording for Ethnography and Oral History

6/13/2014

When: 6/13/2014
Where: Vermont Folklife Center
Middlebury, Vermont  
United States
Contact:
Andy Kolovos

Details

On Friday, June 13, 2014 the Vermont Folklife Center will host "Recording Audio for Ethnography and Oral History.”  This day-long class in digital audio recording for interviews will be held at the Folklife Center headquarters at 88 Main Street in Middlebury, VT.

Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression. In the context of cultural sustainability, audio is an extremely useful tool for documenting local knowledge, exploring values and perceptions, and building resources for understanding and supporting cultural practices.

Intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profits and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers, this class provides an introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews.

Attendees will leave this workshop with the fundamentals of digital audio and an understanding of field-recording microphones and flash-memory based audio recorders. With hands-on exercises in an actual interview setting we will demonstrate fundamental skills applicable to most currently available digital audio recorders. The class will also cover the selection and purchase of professional digital audio recording gear.

Whether you are an experienced researcher transitioning to digital, a student conducting interview-based research, a community scholar undertaking oral history projects, or simply planning a family history that includes audio recordings "Digital Audio Recording for Ethnography and Oral History” will provide you with the background you need.

This class runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is lead by Folklife Center archivist and folklorist Andy Kolovos.  Kolovos presents and consults nationally on audio field recording for researchers, he oversees the technical aspects of the Folklife Center research program, and maintains the Center's "Audio Field Recording Equipment Guide” (http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/archive/res_audioequip.htm)

Enrollment is limited to 10 and the registration deadline is June 10th. Workshop tuition is $85.00. To register call 802-388-4964 or visit http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/vision-voice/classes/

The Vermont Folklife Center seeks to broaden, strengthen, and deepen understanding of Vermont and the surrounding region; to assure a repository for our collective cultural memory; and to strengthen communities by building connections among the diverse peoples of Vermont.

 
 

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