If you are doing an oral history project or are thinking about doing
one, you should apply to attend this year’s Oral History Institute, June
4–6, on the beautiful campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The
program trains participants in planning and conducting
successful oral history projects. Emphasizing hands-on experience,
topics covered in the two-and-a-half-day schedule include interviewing
techniques, transcribing and archiving, and devising public programs
based on oral history. To develop these skills, participants
will work on a practice project that encompasses all stages of oral
history and will also have time to consult with experts about planned
projects. Sessions will also be available on using technology in oral
history and on fundraising.
The faculty consists of professors from the fields of History,
Sociology, Archiving, and Journalism who all have extensive experience
with Oral History.
We encourage volunteers or paid staff from local historical
organizations, libraries, schools, and colleges and universities to
apply. Admission to the institute is limited to thirty and is
competitive. The cost of the institute is $300, which includes two
nights stay, six meals, and all other workshop materials. For
additional information or to obtain an application, visit http://www.ohiohumanities.org/programs/oral-history-institute.html or
contact James Calder at (800) 293-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is April
The Oral History Institute is co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council and The Rural Life Center at KenyonCollege.