07 September 2008

Vancouver: Oral history workshop, Sept. 21

Readers in Vancouver, BC, Canada now have an opportunity to learn the techniques of oral history interviewing.

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC will offer training for novice and experienced interviewers from 1-4pm September 21. The workshop cost is $25, or $5 for those who are already interviewers with the Jewish Historical Society of BC.

Irene Dodek - who has been interviewing survivors for the Shoah Foundation - and archivist Janine Johnston will lead the training.

Individuals who take the workshop may be interested in getting involved in the JHSBC Oral History Project or in the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center's Survivors Testimonies Project. This class will also assist family history researchers and genealogists as they prepare to interview older relatives.

Among the topics will be the difference between oral history and oral testimony, the role of the interviewer, dealing with difficult topics, interviewing methodologies, skills and technique.

To register (by September 14), call 604-638-7286.

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