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Oral History Association encourages teachers, students, archivists, librarians, community historians to attend national conference

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN September 27, 2017 – The Oral History Association, the leading national organization for oral historians, invites everyone interested in documenting and exploring the impact of life events on their local communities to attend its annual conference in Minneapolis October 4 – 7.  The theme for 2017 is Engaging Audiences: Oral History and the Public. 

Oral history has become a powerful tool for people in communities and cities across the nation learn more about the experiences, memories, and stories that have shaped their world and that bring the past to life through vivid images and recollections of people, places, and events.

There will be workshops on creating digital exhibits, podcasting, and social justice as well as free workshops for K-12 educators interesting in incorporating oral history into the classroom.  In addition, the conference includes several presentations and roundtable discussions, and opportunities for networking and professional development.

More information can be found at http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/

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