The UMass Oral History Lab and the UMass Public History Department will offer this one day (four hour) crash course this Friday, 10-2, at the BCC Main Campus, free of charge. Lunch is included. We have a few seats left. We hope you can join us.
Participants will learn about interviewing techniques, project planning, archiving, oral history ethics, recording technologies, and more.
A public history professor at UMass, Sam Redman is the organizer of UMass Oral History Lab, an initiative to bring together students, scholars, and communities to collaboratively improve oral history projects. Redman is also currently involved with an Oral History of Emily Dickinson, with UMass and Amherst College. While at the University of California, Berkeley, Redman served as lead interviewer for the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front Oral History Project and the Japanese American Confinement Sites Oral History Project. He launched a project documenting the oral history of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge.
Questions? Call Judith Monachina, 413-236-1025 or email Jmonachina@berkshirecc.edu
If you are a student, and would like to attend, please call Judith Monachina, Oral History Center director. 413-236-1025, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel that you cannot make it to the entire day, but would be able to come for part of it, please let me know. We are willing to accommodate you.
The sessions will run like this:
10-11 Introduction, what is oral history, questions
11-12 Oral history activity on pre-interviewing
12-1 Lunch and oral history interviewing
1-2 Oral history project planning, questions
Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College www.theoralhistorycenter.org