Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pacific Northwest History Conference 2007 April 19 - 21

Recently, Miriam of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors Blog, did a post in which she said "The lists of workshops, interest groups, and computer classes that are available on the west side of the Cascades for the genealogical community is enviable!"

It's true. As a genealogist and family historian in the Seattle area, I will acknowledge we have an embarassment of riches. There is so much offered here. The following conference is another winner if you are working on an oral history project, as I am. Oh, and take a look at Miriam's blog. She does a fantastic job and is one of Washington's own - giving us one more thing of which to be proud!

Pacific Northwest History Conference 2007
Land of Destiny: Promise and Reality in Pacific Northwest History
Union Station

60th Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the
Northwest Oral History Association
April 19-21, 2007
La Quinta Hotel
1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma, Washington

Download the complete program in PDF format at the Conference website.

For the 60th time, historians, scholars from related fields, teachers, students, history enthusiasts, and the general public gather at the Pacific Northwest History Conference and the associated meeting of the Northwest Oral History Association to consider interpretations of the region’s past.

Of particular interest to family historians is the Thursday, April 19 - Workshop:

Telling Stories, Practicing Oral History
9:00am – 4:30pm (with break for lunch)

Kathy Hodges, Idaho Oral Historian, will offer a full day of introductory training for interviewers and community historians wishing to learn more about the practice of oral history. The workshop will cover setting up a project, publicity, finding narrators, legal aspects of oral history, interviewing techniques, equipment, transcribing, and archiving the final result. The registration fee is $50. Included in the fee are hand-outs, a one-year membership in NOHA (value $15), and a copy of A Field Notebook for Oral History, 4th edition, published by the Idaho Oral History Center (value $8).

Permanent Sponsor
Washington State Historical Society

Co-Sponsors
Northwest Oral History Association
Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

Program Committee
Chair, Michael Allen, University of Washington, Tacoma
Katrine Barber, Portland State University & Center for Columbia River History
Sharon Boswell, Washington State Oral History Program
Terrence Cole, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Anne Kilgannon, Washington State Oral History Program
Beth Kraig, Pacific Lutheran University
Kevin Marsh, Idaho State University
Liping Zhu, Eastern Washington University
Lauren Danner, Washington State Historical Society

Download the complete program in PDF format at the Conference website.

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