Upcoming Workshop Hosted by the University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre

For those interested, the Oral History Centre will be offering an Introductory workshop series on oral history this May. Info, dates, times, etc. below as per the Centre’s bulletin:


The Oral History Centre will be running its Introduction to Oral History workshop series this coming May. The three sessions of the Introduction to Oral History series cover the practice and philosophy of oral history, including: what makes oral history unique, how to plan a project, and methods of interviewing; the technical skills needed to make quality audio recordings; and how to create complementary text documents that will ensure your project is organized, archivable, and useful to future researchers.

Participants who complete all three workshop sessions are eligible to register as Affiliates of the Oral History Centre and as such arrange use of the OHC’s facilities and equipment.

The schedule is as follows:

May 7th–Introduction to Oral History
5:30pm. – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $25.00

May 14th–Audio Recording
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00

May 21st– After the Interview: Workflow, Transcription & Organizing Your Project
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00

For more information about the workshop series visit www.oralhistorycentre.ca/workshops. To register contact Kimberley Moore by email at ki.moore@uwinnipeg.ca or phone: (204)-258-3090. Seating for each session is limited.


Internship Spotlight: Mary-Grace Golfo, UofM Archives and Special Collections

Inaugurating our four-part spotlight series on UofM Archival studies internships, Mary Grace Golfo here sheds some light on her experinces at UMASC last summer. Thanks, Mary Grace!

“The internship program is a very good opportunity for archival students to have a clear grasp of the archives and the archivist’s duties and responsibilities. The lessons on theories, principles and discussions on different archival practices are put to use and are tested as the students are submerged to the real world of the archives.

This is how I perceive my internship at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections (UMA&SC). I was very fortunate to be able to do the internship under the supervision of Dr. Shelley Sweeney and Brian Hubner. The UMA&SC has become my learning arena from May 20 to August 30. It has exposed me to the different duties that an archivist, working in an academic archives, has to be able to do and the roles one has to take in order to respond to the perceived expectations of the researchers, the university and the top management that the archives serves, as well as the donors and other stakeholders of the archives. UMA&SC has also become a venue for certain opportunities and experiences which strengthened my desire to learn more and be able to do more. I will always be grateful to UMA&SC and U of M for this experience.”