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DC Oral History Collaborative Advanced Topics Workshop: How Do I Ask This?

July 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


This workshop offers advanced training in asking questions and navigating different situations during an oral history interview. Attendees are expected to have already taken an intro to oral history training, either with the DC Oral History Collaborative or elsewhere, prior to this session. Facilitated by local oral historian and DC Oral History Collaborative trainer, Dr. Anna F. Kaplan, “How Do I Ask This?” will help participants strengthen their interviewing skills by analyzing examples and collaboratively workshopping interview questions.

The Collaborative is a unique partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library, started in 2017, that incorporates grant funding, trainings, coaching and other resources to help residents document, preserve, and celebrate the history of all DC communities, specifically through oral history. Many of the narratives collected are preserved in the People’s Archive at the DC Public Library, and available to the public. To date, nearly 400 narratives have been collected through the Collaborative.

Event Details

Host: HumanitiesDC
Date: July 18, 2023 • 6PM – 7:45PM
Location: Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event fee: Free
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For More Information

Contact: Jasper Collier
Phone: 202 – 770 – 3077 ext. 804


July 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Jasper Collier


Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library
1630 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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