Oral History Workshop

“Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s and now using 21st-century digital technologies.”  Oral History Association

Dr. Tracy K’Meyer, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Oral History Center at the University of Louisville, will lead an introductory workshop on the techniques of oral history interviewing.  Topics covered will include: how to identify interviewees, set up an interview, organize topics, ask non-leading open ended questions, and encourage narrators to share their stories.  The workshop will also cover legal and ethical concerns, equipment, and some of the uses for oral history. 


Friday, October 13, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

University Club & Alumni Center
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Event Type

Training & Development


Arts & Sciences, History, Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research




Free, but rsvp is requested (Light refreshments will be available.)

Contact Name

Heather Fox, Co-Director of the Oral History Center at University of Louisville

Contact Phone Number

502-852-6817 or 502-852-3615

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