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Oral History, a Queer Art will follow the course of our usual immersive workshops by offering foundational oral history training–theory, method, practice– while inviting exploration into the way that oral history values and theory are arguably queer and/or well-positioned to support emergent complex queer narratives. This workshop will also seize upon the history and abundance of queer oral history projects, approaching this canon as both case study of “insider history” and as inspiration for future projects. We’ll challenge a purist oral history model, asking how it can/should be adapted with queer values and theory in mind.
This workshop is appropriate for those looking for foundation oral history training, those embarking (or currently working) on queer oral history projects and/or those who wish to learn in a queer-centered space. All are welcome.
More about Oral History Summer School: Our workshops are set up to bring together learners with a range of experience and motives, to think about how oral history’s best practices apple to their work and personal lives. We emphasize listening, collaboration, co-creation, ethics, trauma training, self-care, familiarity with archival practices and project design, though not all of these subjects will be covered at length in shorter (1 to 2-day) workshops.