During this period of social distancing, COPH has compiled a list of resources to review and consider concerning remote interviewing for oral history projects. We will be updating this list as more resources become available.
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Resources for Remote Interviewing
Baylor University Institute for Oral History and OHA - Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote Interviews
- Webinar recorded on March 31, 2020 addessing the dynamics of conducting remote oral history interviews.
*Slides from the webinar, a summary , and a digest of additional resources mentioned in the webinar chat and Q&A, are also available on the OHA website .
Baylor University - Oral History Technology (see section on Long Distance Recording)
Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) - Oral History of Disasters and Pandemics
- Webinar recorded on April 16, 2020 with CCOHR Director, Mary Marshall Clark. Webinar addresses how to plan and conduct oral histories in communities affected by disasters. CCOHR has also provided a list of Resources for Covid-19 Interviewing with links to readings, projects, and additional information.
LSU Libraries T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - Remote Interviewing Considerations (*draft only)
Oral History Association - Remote Interviewing Resources
- Resources developed by the Oral History Association’s Remote Interviewing Resources Task Force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement to cease face-to-face interviewing for the health of both narrator and interviewer. This guide is meant to be a resource to practitioners as they work through the numerous questions that arise with this method.
Oral History Society - Advice on Remote Oral History Interviewing During Covid-19 Pandemic
Vermont Folklife Center - Recording Interviews Remotely
“Immunodeficiency and Oral History”
by Sarah Dziedzic
Think piece by an Oral Historian practicing in New York City