Various media used to show us oral history, from Columbia’s new oral history MA graduates

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Below, from a message sent out by the program director.  There are examples of various media used to tell stories.  Click INTERVIEWS for the entire post. INTER\VIEWS was an inter\active multimedia pop-up oral history exhibit showcasing inter\disciplinary work created by students in the Columbia University Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program. We invite you… Read more

Do you use an oral history collection management system?

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Is there a collection management system, or software, best suited for organizing oral history collection information?  We are working on a pilot in which we will help a few partner organizations do inventories of their oral history collections.  But first, a bit of research to find the best way to organize the information they collect…. Read more

Use your audio interviews. Make a podcast: register now

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  Use those audio interviews: make focused, compelling stories. In a two-part workshop LEARN TO MAKE A PODCAST Instructor:  Experienced radio journalist and podcaster,  Reinout Van Wagtendonk Where:  BCC Main Campus, room TBA When:  Two-part workshop, June 6 and 13, 10:30-12oo. (Part two will be hands on. You will bring your audio recording.) (Register soon;… Read more

Oral History Center offers Podcasting workshop

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Oral History Center offers Podcasting workshop   PITTSFIELD, MA – A two-part podcasting workshop will be offered by the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, in Pittsfield, during 90-minute morning sessions on June 6 and 13.  Reinout Van Wagtenduk, formerly U.S. correspondent for BNR Nieuwsradio and other Dutch radio outlets, and locally, creator… Read more

Ubu Theater’s Ann Gallo reports on a recent oral history theatre workshop in London

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This community based theater director in Tyringham plans a 2020 production Have you ever encountered that feeling of relief when you accidentally stumble upon your Tribe? When you find yourself in a group of people with the same mindset, secret language and no need to explain what it is you are doing? Magically it happened… Read more

NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit opened at Berkshire Museum

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The NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit, a collaboration of the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, the NAACP – Berkshire Branch, and the Berkshire Museum, opened on Feb. 1, 2019 and closes on May 5. The opening evening included a performance of the Miss Halls Step Team. For more information, call 413-236-1025…. Read more

Monterey Library Oral Histories online

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The Monterey Library has been working with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College to move recorded oral history interviews to the University of Massachusetts Libraries Special Collections online archives. First, with a Housatonic Heritage technical assistance grant, the Library hired an intern, who transcribed the interviews, filled out metadata forms for… Read more

Oral History and Social Justice, Presentation copy from Alisa Del Tufo

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Alisa Del Tufo provided us with the following notes from her presentation Oral History and Social Justice.  For those who were present, these notes will be helpful reminders about the tools and project ideas.  See this link below: Berkshire Community College – PowerPoint Presentation Oral History and Social Justice, BCC Main Campus, Tuesday, Nov. 13,… Read more

Two oral history workshops: Ethical/Legal Issues & Social Justice

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If you receive this  post in your email, you are considered a part of our Oral History Alliance, that is people who want to be part of the growing oral history practice in our area. Today, we invite you to two November 2018 workshops.  Note:  One is in Pittsfield and the other is in Gt…. Read more

Oral History One Day (four hour) course, offered by UMass, Sam Redman

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The UMass Oral History Lab and the UMass Public History Department offered a one-day (four hour) crash course this Friday, Oct. 5, 10-2, at the BCC Main Campus, free of charge. Participants learned 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… Read more

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