Amy Starecheski, Associate Director of the Oral History MA Program and my amazing colleague at Groundswell, is teaching a FREE two-day course on oral history interviewing on campus. This workshop is a must for anyone starting out as an interviewer. Sign up while you can!
As a uniquely co-created primary source document or as an intersubjective and temporally dynamic method of qualitative research, oral history is a powerful research tool. This two-part workshop will introduce participants to the practice of oral history as a research method in the humanities and social sciences. Participants will get hands-on experiences in oral history interviewing and digital audio recording and will be supported to apply oral history methods to their own research questions. We will demonstrate software tools for transcribing, audio editing, and digital curation.
Amy Starecheski is the Associate Director of the Oral History MA Program at Columbia University. She consults and lectures widely on oral history education and methods, and is co-author of the Telling Lives Oral History Curriculum Guide. She was a lead interviewer on Columbia’s September 11, 2001 Narrative and Memory Project, for which she interviewed Afghans, Muslims, Sikhs, activists, low-income people, and the unemployed. Starecheski is a member of the Core Working Group for Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change, where she facilitates the Practitioner Support Network. She holds a BA in anthropology from Columbia College, an MA from Columbia Teachers College, and a PhD in cultural anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her current research is with former squatters on New York’s Lower East Side, studying the roles of history and property in their lives.
WHEN: Monday, February 9 & Monday, February 16, 2015
TIME: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (with a short break), both days
WHERE: International Affairs Building, Conference Room 270b