Center for Oral History Training Institute 2019

The Center for Oral History at the Science History Institute is proud to provide training to individuals interested in learning oral history and research interview methodologies.

For one week, June 3-7, instructors will work with scholars and researchers who are planning or have started research that includes interviewing as a core component. During the week individuals will be introduced to all aspects of the interview process, including general oral history theory and methodology, interviewing techniques and performing mock interviews, legal and ethical issues, transcription practices, archiving, recording equipment and its use, data management and other relevant topics. A portion of the week will be dedicated to interviewing skills and practice.

The Science History Institute has been conducting interviews for over 30 years and is one of the only institutions in the United States to focus its work on oral histories of scientists. While the scope of the training workshop will focus through a STEM lens, individuals of all fields are welcome.

Registration Fees

  • NC State students $150 / faculty and staff $250
  • Other university students $250 / faculty and staff $350
  • Others $500

Space is limited so please register early. Participants will receive a packet that includes a reader, contact information for fellow participants and Word templates used by Institute staff throughout the interview process. Resources and schedules will be made available electronically to allow for preparation. Hard copies will be handed out on the first day. No refunds will be available after Friday, May 24.

For more information, visit or contact:

Samantha Blatt
Program Associate, Center for Oral History
(215) 873-8242

Presented by the Science History Institute in collaboration with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Room 4101
1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27695

Event Type

Workshops and Training


Scholarship and Research




College of Humanities and Social Sciences


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