Beginner’s Oral History Workshop

Introducing a beginner audience to oral history

A beginner’s introduction to conducting oral history
May 19, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. CT
Hosted on Zoom
Cost: $20

This workshop will introduce a beginner audience to oral history. We will explore the methods, best practices, and ethics of oral history. We will discuss researching and designing your own oral history project, conducting an oral history interview, and processing and archiving resulting interviews. We will also discuss best practices for recording oral histories.

The workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Please check your calendar before purchasing a ticket, as we are unable to offer refunds.

Registrants will receive a packet filled with SFA’s fieldwork guidelines, recommended reading bibliography, and listening exercises to help you practice new skills. The packet and a Zoom code will be shared with registrants in advance of May 19.


1-2 p.m.—Presentation: Planning an oral history project from start to finish

2-2:30 p.m.—Short break and group discussion

2:30-3:30 p.m.—Presentation: Oral History Best Practices and Ethics (with conversation)

3:30-4:00 p.m.—Wrap up question and answer session

Event Presenters

Annemarie Anderson is the Southern Foodways Alliance oral historian. She earned a master’s degree in oral history from the University of Florida in 2017, as the first graduate of that program. She also received her bachelor’s degrees in English and history from UF.