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Spring 2019 Workshop - Oral History: Approaches, Technology, Preservation

  • 2019-04-04
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Burlington, Burlington, Vermont
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oral history: approaches, technology, preservation

Instructor  |  andy kovolos, vermont folklife center

thursday, april 4, 2019

Taught by Andy Kolovos, Associate Director and Archivist of the Vermont Folklife Center, this workshop will explore the fundamentals of an ethnographic approach to oral history research, including interviewing, audio recording and audio equipment basics, and will provide an overview of archival considerations and digital preservation best practices for oral history materials. The workshop includes a demonstration interview and hands-on time for participants to practice interviewing and recording in small groups.

Andy Kolovos holds a PhD in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and an MLS, both from Indiana University. He is co-coordinator of the American Folklore Society’s National Folklore Archives Initiative and member of the Society of American Archivists Oral History Section Steering Committee. He presents and consults widely on oral history and community ethnography, audio recording for ethnography and archival concerns in relation to these materials.

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Harvard University Archives
Pusey Library - Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

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