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Oral History Interviewing Workshop

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Event Details:


This core workshop in the DC Oral History Collaborative workshop series will provide participants strategies to make the interview experience rewarding for the interviewer and the narrator. The workshop will begin by further exploring what comes before the interview – connecting research and planning with building trust and rapport with narrators. Participants will then discuss a wide variety of potential challenging situations that may arise in an oral history interview and will co-create a list of strategies for working through those situations. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills by interviewing another member of their cohort.

This workshop will be led by oral historian José Centeno-Melendez, PhD.

The DC Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) documents, preserves, and celebrates the lived experiences of all Washington, DC residents and communities through oral history. The Collaborative accomplishes this by providing training, mentorship, resources, programs, and funding to current and aspiring oral historians. The Collaborative is a partnership of HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library.

Host: HumanitiesDC
Date: July 15, 2024 • 6PM
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Library 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event fee: Free
Registration: Event Link 

For More Information

Contact: Jasper Collier
Phone: 202.770.3077 Ext. 804


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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