SPOHP offers a limited number of one-day workshops and conferences to local groups, historical societies, libraries, and other interested parties. Workshops usually last about 4 hours.
Contact Dr. Paul Ortiz to schedule a session:
- a definition of oral history and how it is used
- legal and ethical issues
- Deed of Gift PDF
- transcribing and editing
- practical work
- question period
- project design, goals, and management
- what equipment to use and how to use it
- how to prepare questions and conduct an interview
- family history
"[Oral history] can be used to change the focus of history itself, and open up new areas of inquiry; it can break down barriers between teachers and students, between generations, between educational institutions and the world outside; and in the writing of history--whether in books, or museums, or radio and film--it can give back to the people who made and experienced history, through their own words, a central place."
- Paul Thompson
The Voices of the Past