Oral History Conference comes to Little Tokyo, Los Angeles March 31-April 3

SOHA logo. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Southwest Oral History Association. The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) holds its annual conference in Southern California every other year. This year: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Also this year: two days of hands-on computer lab workshops! I am on the conference committee, and have been working on preparation for this conference. And yes, I’m the computer lab coordinator. Plus, I’ll be teaching a workshop on digital audio Thursday, March 31. If you’re in Southern California, and want to know about how to conduct interviews, or learn other skills about capturing and preserving stories, this is your opportunity.

SOHA Work Ahead Each conference features a day of workshops, from an introduction to oral history to other topics. This year, there are seven (count them, seven!) workshops. Two different ways to approach project management, taking an oral history transcript to a theatrical performance, a session all about audio and recording. Those workshops all take place Friday, April 1. (No fooling!)

The two days of computer lab workshops: Digital Audio and Digital Video.

There’s a three-workshop lineup that’s especially good if you’re starting out and want to capture the stories of your community: Intro to Oral History and the two project management workshops.

Friday night is a reception and film screening. It’s open to the public. Saturday is devoted to presentations about ongoing work by oral historians. The conference ends Sunday noon, after a Breakfast/Business meeting, a performance, and a general keynote session.

I hope I see you there. Please let me know if you’re coming, or if you have questions.


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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on February 25, 2011 in • Do it: Learn HowOral Historians
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