Oral History for Social Change: Training & Certificate

ORAL HISTORY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE IS IDCL’s ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM IN ORAL HISTORY THAT WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND STRATEGIES NEEDED TO CONDUCT ORAL HISTORIES ETHICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY.

Powered by ReligionAndPublicLife.org and issued by IDCL, this course teaches you how to use Oral History as a tool to document and preserve untold stories. The certificate program is an asynchronous 15-hour experience and consists of five on-demand courses, that include videos, podcasts and interactive teaching tools:

  • HUM 301 Introduction to Oral History;
  • HUM 302 Oral History and Social Justice;
  • HUM 303 Oral History Project Planning;
  • HUM 304 Conducting Oral History Interviews; and
  • HUM 305 Archiving and Curating Oral Histories.

Building on the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life’s extensive oral history training and archival expertise, Dr. Elizabeth M. Melton and Eleonora Anedda will walk you through the steps needed to design and execute your own oral history project.

  • activists and community organizers who want to strengthen their social justice toolkit and value the power of stories
  • scholars who are familiar with qualitative methods, but want to learn more about oral history methods
  • public historians who are considering creating their own oral history archive
  • students eager to learn more about storytelling as a research method.

HOW TO ENROLL

Questions? Contact eleonora@diversityandciviclife.org

This certificate is made possible by ReligionAndPublicLife.org, a project of 1791 Delegates and The Foundation for Religious Literacy.