Oral History, Living History – Oral History Workshop Presented by The Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill
This half-day workshop will introduce students, teachers, public historians, and community members to the art and methods of oral history. We will explore the practical and ethical issues involved in creating, designing, and executing effective oral history research projects, and explore the opportunities that oral history provides for experiential teaching and civic engagement.
• What is oral history and why do it?
• Defining an oral history project
• Preparing and conducting interviews
• Ethical and legal considerations
• Public presentation and analysis of completed research
Participants will have the chance to discuss their own research projects in small groups. Workshop leaders will also present case studies based on cutting-edge digital humanities work being done at the Southern Oral History Program in our research projects on Media and the Movement: Journalism, Civil Rights, and Black Power in the American South, and on the Long Women’s Movement in the American South.