UC-Berkeley Oral History Center Announces 2021 Workshop Dates

The Oral History Center at UC-Berkeley is offering online versions of their educational programs for 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the planning committee decided to make the events virtual.


The 2021 Introduction to Oral History Workshop will be held virtually via Zoom over two days on Friday, March 5, from 12–3 p.m. and Saturday, March, 6 from 9 a.m.–1.p.m. Pacific Time. Applications for this workshop are open and will be accepted through February 16, 2021. Space is limited so apply early to ensure a spot.


The two-day introductory workshop tuition is $200 and is designed for people who are interested in an introduction to the basic practice of oral history. The workshop serves as a companion to their more in­-depth Advanced Oral HistorySummer Institute held in August.


The Oral History Center is also offering an online version of their one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place from August 9-13, 2021. Applications will be accepted through July 16, 2021.


The cost of the Advanced Institute has been adjusted to reflect the online nature of this year’s program. This year’s cost has been adjusted to $550. 


Lindsay Hiltunen, Chair of the SAA Oral History Section, participated in the Advanced Oral Summer Institute in 2020 so please feel free to reach out to her at lehalkol@mtu.edu if you have any questions about takeaways from the intensive institute.

More information about these opportunities can be found online on the Oral History Center’s website.