Tompkins County Oral History Undergraduate Fellowship
Introducing students to the theory, methods, ethics and challenges of conducting oral history interviews
In this project, three undergraduate students are working with the History Center in Tompkins County to conduct oral history interviews with community members, as part of the History Center’s larger oral history initiatives. Over ten weeks, students receive training and ongoing supervision in conducting, transcribing and cataloging oral histories, both to provide the students practical experience in public history methodologies and to contribute to historical knowledge about Tompkins County and its communities. Following the fellowship, the oral histories will be made accessible to the public through the History Center’s Story Vault and other digital platforms.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Culture, Language and History
Stephen Vider, Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: History Center in Tompkins County
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.