Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute

July 10-14 at the University of Texas at Austin

This workshop is for faculty and graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. This weeklong institute will be helpful to the beginner, intermediate and advanced scholar. Instructors include scholars who have created their own oral history projects who have published widely using oral history and who are leaders in oral history publishing.

This class will be kept deliberately small to allow participants ample time to discuss and workshop their own plans and ideas.


  • Theory and Methodology of Oral History
  • Using oral history to research underresearched topics
  • Developing an own oral history project for academic research
  • Publishing oral history research
  • Archival considerations
  • Best practices

Chief Instructors:

  • Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; founder and director of the Voces Oral History Project
  • Todd Moye, Ph.D., University of North Texas; former director, Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project

To apply: Please send a short statement of purpose (not more than 3 pages) on why you wish to take the workshop, possible research areas you wish to develop, and where you are in your academic journey, and a CV  to:

Application dates: January 1 through May 26, 2017

(Applicants will be notified of decisions by May 29. Earlier applications will be notified as soon as possible after receiving complete applications.)

Cost: $700 (including lunches)

Housing option: Special housing accommodations are available for participants, starting at $35 per night (estimated) and up. Housing arrangements and payments must be made directly with either UT Housing or the AT & T Center. Details after acceptance.