Ohio Humanities’ Oral History Institute began as a series of workshops in 2000 and has grown to become an annual multi-day professional development institute hosted by Kenyon College. Designed to provide training in the field of oral history, the institute welcomes staff and volunteers from historical societies, libraries, college and universities, schools, and other community groups.
Participants in the institute receive instruction on the technical aspects and ethical considerations of oral history interviewing, the importance of collaboration among community organizations, and preparing effective grant proposals to underwrite oral history projects. The institute provides resources and training material for conducting oral history projects, specific descriptions of Ohio-related oral history projects that could be replicated, and a directory of humanities professionals that could serve as a consultation resource.
For more information on the Oral History Institute, contact Jim Calder at jimc