Erica Fugger, Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College
Kristina Giannotta, Naval History and Heritage Command
Joel C. Christenson, Office of Secretary of Defense
Megan Harris, Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
The Oral History Jukebox is an open, informal exchange where oral historians of all experience levels and backgrounds come together to listen and learn. This workshop will turn an open ear to the granularity of oral history recordings, searching the medium for key insights into the field. Interested participants are asked to submit a 1-2 minute excerpt from an oral history interview that they find particularly fascinating or instructive, and to briefly explain what this particular moment has taught them about their approach to oral history—whether that be an insight into interview technique, processing, archiving, crowdsourcing, or program management. Submit the information at historians.org/jukebox. The workshop will open with a lightning round of audio-clip presentations that illustrate a diverse range of lessons learned and teachable moments. Participants will then break into smaller groups to consider additional excerpts and contemplations. The session will conclude with reflections on where the Oral History Jukebox can go next, as we think through ethical considerations for crowdsourcing an online repository of interview excerpts and self-reflections created for and by oral historians.
No charge. Because space is limited, free advance registration is required.