Monterey Library Oral Histories online

    By / February 8, 2019

    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

    By / November 2, 2018

    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

    By / October 12, 2018

    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

    By / October 1, 2018

    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

    Oral History workshops this fall: Crash Course, Oral History for Social Change, Legal and Ethical Quandaries

    By / September 11, 2018

    Oral History workshops this fall at Berkshire Community College For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Monachina, Director Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College 413-236-1025 jmonachina@berkshirecc.edu www.theoralhistorycenter.org       PITTSFIELD, MA – Five oral history workshops will be offered at BCC this academic year, three of them this fall.   A Crash Course in… Read more

    Oral History Center participates in OLLI 1968 symposium

    By / August 21, 2018

    On Tuesday, August 14, the Oral History Center organized interviews on the theme of 1968.  The impact of events of that year can still be felt by those who lived it. What do they say about their memory of 1968, and how did the events affect their lives?   Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted a… Read more

    Podcast inspiration… The creation of an oral history project: The Mashapaug Project

    By / July 18, 2018

    Those of you who participated in the 2017 Oral History Symposium at BCC South County Center will remember Annie Valk’s talk on a project she and an artist coordinated with students at Brown. Here, in this interview, the two women talk about the collaboration.  I hope you find it inspiring. (Click on The Mashapaug Project… Read more

    An interview with Amy Starecheski, from Oral History for Social Change

    By / June 19, 2018

    Amy Starecheski was recently named Director of the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program at Columbia University, where she has been working as Associate Director. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce Oral History Center subscribers to Amy via an interview that appears on the Groundswell,  Oral History for Social Change blog. … Read more

    The Zen of Oral History Workflow, In Sharon, CT

    By / June 1, 2018

    Please join us for an informal discussion on: The Zen of Oral History Workflow Planning & steady steps toward your project’s success and completion   Brown bag lunch discussion at Sharon Historical Society, 18 Main Street, Sharon, CT  (Near the Sharon Hotchkiss Library). June 14, 2018, Noon.   Please call or email to confirm your… Read more

    CTSB-TV, Lee, will host training on video camera, editing

    By / April 17, 2018

      CTSB-TV in Lee, Mass., has offered to host special camera skills and video editing training for  oral history practitioners in the region.  While community members who join CTSB can take the workshop without charge, this offer  would allow up to seven people associated with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center, to take classes under… Read more

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