The Ohio Humanities Council has opened registration for its 2014 Oral History Institute, which will take place
June 3-5 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The program trains participants in planning and conducting successful
oral history projects. Volunteers or staff from local history organizations, libraries, schools, and colleges are
encouraged to apply. We have also accepted participants from a variety of other backgrounds; including those
working in corporate history, park services, medicine/research, and tourism.
Emphasizing hands-on experience, topics covered in the three-day schedule include interviewing techniques,
transcribing and archiving, and devising public programs based on oral history. To develop these skills,
participants will work on a practice project that encompasses all stages of oral history. Additional sessions
cover using technology in oral history, fundraising, and civic tourism.
The Institute faculty includes professors of History, Sociology, Archiving, and Journalism, each representing
extensive experience conducting oral history projects. The Institute schedule provides ample time for students
to consult with these experts.
Deadline to apply is April 28, 2014.
Admission to the Oral History Institute is competitive and limited to thirty persons. Tuition of $400
covers lodging for two nights, six meals, and workshop materials. For additional information or to obtain
an application, visit
http://www.ohiohumanities.org/programs/oral-history-institute.html or contact James
Calder at (800) 293-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oral History Institute is co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council and The Rural Life Center
at Kenyon College. The Ohio Humanities Council is the state-based partner of the National Endowment for
the Humanities – helping Ohioans tell the human story.