FHP Graduate Student Oral History Workshops at March and April Meetings

The FHP, in conjunction with the AIP’s Center for History of Physics, is initiating an oral history project to both preserve the voices of physicists of note and train historically-minded physics graduate students in the art of conducting interviews. The end goal of the project is to have interviews conducted and recorded by graduate students archived in the AIP’s Neils Bohr Library .

As part of this initiative the FHP is conducting oral history interview training workshops at this year’s March and April Meetings. The 90 minute workshops will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, February 28th and 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 31st and will cover the basics of conducting interviews, from arranging the interview to the logistics of recording to the crafting of questions. Each workshop will be followed by a dinner with physics historians and other FHP graduate students.

The workshops and dinners are free of charge, but spots are limited. If you are a graduate student interested in attending please email fhp.oral.history@gmail.com with your name, home institution, which workshop you want to attend, and a sentence or two about a physicist whose voice you would like to add to the AIP’s archives.