“For the Record: A Workshop on Conducting Oral Histories of Science” Thursday, November 20, 2003 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Hyatt Hotel, Cambridge, MA Held in Conjunction with the 2003 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society

Ever thought about conducting interviews as part of your research, but just did not know how to go about it? Then this workshop is for you!

WHO: Graduate students and others who want to add the technique of oral history to their methodological toolbox. Space for the workshop is limited to 20.

WHAT: Discussions and activities will include strategies for planning an oral history project, equipment needs and use, legal and ethical issues, and interviewing skills. Participants will share in conducting mock interviews. Several scientists who have extensive experience as interview subjects will be invited to discuss their perspectives with participants

WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2003, 8:30 am to 3:00 PM. Immediately before the Annual History of Science Society Meeting. There will be a dinner gathering Wednesday evening, November 19, at 6:30 PM for those who have arrived.

WHERE: Hyatt Hotel, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139.

HOW: To apply, contact Amy Crumpton at [email protected] or 202-326-6791. Applications should include name, address or contact information, position, institution, research interests, and a short (no more than 1 page) statement of interest in the workshop that explains how it may be of use to you in a current or future project.

Deadline for applications is October 10. Applicants will be notified via email by October 17.

Dinner at a local restaurant on Wednesday, November 19, as well as meals during the Workshop on Thursday, November 20, will be provided. In addition, successful out-of-town applicants will receive reimbursement for lodging on Wednesday evening, November 19, up to a maximum of the Hyatt Hotel conference rate.

Organizers and Sponsors: Amy Crumpton (AAAS), Patrick McCray (AIP and UC-Santa Barbara), and Elizabeth Paris (Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago). Support for this workshop comes from the National Science Foundation, the History of Science Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology.