NEW ALBANY, IN (Jan. 31, 2012) – The Indiana University Southeast Institute for Local and Oral History is sponsoring the workshop “Oral History in Community Perspective” on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
The emphasis of the workshop will be on the fundamental skills and knowledge required to make effective use of oral history to develop community history programs and to preserve the memories of local citizens.
Carl E. Kramer, director of the Institute for Local and Oral History, will present on preparation and execution of an oral history interview; Carrie Daniels, co-director of the University of Louisville Oral History Center, will share her expertise on technological matters such as equipment selection, file format choices, and file preservation; and Jeremy Beck, attorney-at-law with Ackerson & Yann, will lecture on legal and intellectual property issues such appropriate releases, copyright, and libel and slander. The emphasis of the workshop will be on the fundamental skills and knowledge required to make effective use of oral history to develop community history programs and to preserve the memories of local citizens.
The workshop will be conducted in the IU Southeast Conference Center, located in University Center North, Room 127. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with the program beginning promptly at 9:30. Parking is available in the Central Parking Lot in front of the Conference Center. Parking permits, which cost $1, are available from the permit dispenser just inside the front entrance of the campus at the intersection of University and Alumni Drives.
The luncheon speaker will be Joanna Hay, owner of Joanna Hay Productions in Frankfort, Ky. Her presentation, “Approaching Oral History as a Community Scholar and Filmmaker,” will discuss her use of oral history in the films she has produced for various community projects.
For more information or to register for the workshop, e-mail Carl E. Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org.