Oral History- the Basics


Nightingale-Brown House

Eager to start doing oral history? Whether you want to help interviewing a family member or launching a community history project, this introductory workshop provides an informative overview to the field of oral history from initial idea through finished product. The workshop will guide participants through project planning, technology, interviewing methods, writing questions, release forms, and making interviews accessible.

About the Facilitator, Anne Valk, Deputy Director of the Center for Public Humanities:  For more than 20 years, Valk has taught oral history in a variety of settings. She has worked with students at all levels and helped teachers, museums and historic sites, and community groups start their own oral history projects.

Advance registration is required, no later than October 4.
Registration fee: $30, waived for Brown and RISD students. 

Please visit the secure registration site to submit both student and regular registration requests. (https://payment.brown.edu/C20460_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=17&CATID=209&SINGLESTORE=true)