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SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Oral History Summer School

This immersive summer workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of Oral History, in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, New York in 2012 to train an international group of students to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices. This summer, we’re also offering specialized short courses for continuing oral historians or those interested in advanced issues in the field.

In the past, workshop participants have included lawyers, writers, social workers, teachers, activists, small business owners, and family historians, among others. As both a methodology and documentary form, Oral History is a means to preserve history, complicate reductive studies, conduct research, mobilize communities, build an ethical interview practice, or get to know someone better (to name a few uses).

This summer’s instructors include Suzanne Snider (Founder/Director OHSS),  Michael Garofalo (Storycorps), Sady Sullivan (Brooklyn Historical Society), Eugenie Mukeshimana(Genocide Survivors Support Network), and Laura Checkoway (Lucky)


Oral History Intensive with Suzanne Snider, June 3-10, 2013

Building an Oral History Archive with Sady Sullivan, June 11 & 12

Oral History and Film with Laura Checkoway, June 12

Interviewing Survivors of Complex Trauma with Eugenie Mukeshimana, June 13

Oral History and Radio with Michael Garofalo, June 14-17

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