How to Run a Successful Oral History Project
Date: Saturday October 29, 2016 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Place: University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa
(2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4)
*ERC 1058 at the North Oshawa (main) campus
Oral history is the disciplined, self conscious conversation between 2 people about some aspect of the past. When properly collected, oral history becomes an important resource in an archival collection. Set largely in the context of Canadian experience, this half-day workshop will take a project-based approach to making links between the study and research of historical events and the lives of individuals. Participants will learn the 7 steps to a successful project and will be better able to understand and apply accepted oral history methodology, particularly in the areas of collection, documentation and analysis of oral history in a research project. The workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to understand the role oral history can play in preservation of history and its use in gallery, museums, archives and other public institutions.
The workshop will be instructed by Laura Suchan, Executive Director of the Oshawa Museum; in partnership with DRAAG.
Cost: Per workshop $65 + HST for AAO members and $95 + HST for non-members. Minimum participation is 10 for this workshop with a maximum set at 25.
To register, visit the AAO website under the “Learn” section or call the AAO Office at 647.434.3334
Please note: If the minimum participant number is not reached the workshop will be cancelled. Registered participants will be contacted by Friday, October 1, 2016 to confirm the status.
Laura Suchan has been the Executive Director of the Oshawa Museum for over 25 years. Under her direction, the Oshawa Museum has successfully completed award winning oral history projects that document aspects of the history of Oshawa and have become an important part of the historical and archival record of the City.