Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25 – 2:20 PM

Dr. Anne Steinert 

This hands-on course will focus on techniques for creating oral history projects, including defining project scope, recording and transcribing interviews, and creating archival storage systems. managing legal concerns and publicizing projects.  Particular attention will be given to equitable and inclusive interviewing skills, including building trust with interviewees, creating thoughtful generative questions, conducting meaningful interviews, practicing deep listening, and maintaining contact post-interview. Students may come to the course with their own oral history project in mind or may participate in ongoing oral history projects underway in the history department. Each student will conduct several interviews over the course of the semester and produce a public-facing final product based on their interviews.