Five oral history workshops will be offered at Berkshire Community College this academic year, three of them in the fall.  All are free, but registration is required.

For more information or to register, call Judith Monachina, Director, Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, at 413-236-1025, or send an email to

A Crash Course in Oral History will be presented by Sam Redman and the UMass Oral History Lab, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ethical and Legal Issues and Quandaries in Oral History Practice will be presented by Sarah-Jane Poindexter, of the Massachusetts State Records Advisory Board, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oral History and Social Justice is the topic of Alisa Del Tufa, of Groundswell, an oral history project about social justice, and Bennington College. Nov. 13, afternoon time to be announced.

In the spring semester, Oral Historian Annie Valk of Williams College will present a workshop for teachers on How to use Oral History to Connect Students to their Communities.

Finally, the Oral History Center will offer Creating Podcasts with audio recorded interviews. Dates for the spring workshops will be announced later in the fall.

The Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College is a collaboration of Housatonic Heritage and Berkshire Community College. The Center serves the Berkshire and Northwest Connecticut regions by providing workshops, seminars, and technical assistance, and by connecting people with interests and skills in oral history practice.