6&13 February 2019 Online Introduction to Oral History Workshop – Baylor University

2018-12-12 10:00 - 2019-02-13 13:00

Note that this is an online session on two days a week apart. Times are for Waco, Texas, USA

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, “Getting Started with Oral History.” The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in August—February 6 and 13, from 10:00 a.m. CST to 1:00 p.m. CDT. You may take part in the workshop from the convenience of your home or office computer via Cisco WebEx. This introductory workshop, designed to help participants plan and begin an oral history project, will be taught by Institute faculty and staff members Adrienne Cain, Michelle Holland, Steven Sielaff, and Stephen Sloan. Participants will create a project design and conduct an oral history interview as part of the course. The cost is $100, which includes the two sessions, online access to all reading materials, and ongoing consultation for your oral history project. CPE credits are available for Texas K-12 teachers. There is room for only 40 participants, so register soon!

Learn more about the workshop topics, faculty, computer system requirements, and registration at baylor.edu/oralhistory .

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