It has been a while since I last posted to this Blog. However, over the coming month my updates will be more regular. On Friday I head off to Sydney and then onto San Francisco for nine days–given that crossing the international dateline gives me an extra day on the flight out. Four of these days I will be immersing myself in the history and culture of this vibrant city. My previous visits here were a couple of decades ago, so I expect much has changed.
For the other five days of my stay I will be at the Berkeley Campus of the University of California as part of an advanced Oral History Summer Institute. This intensive course will take the participants through twenty-six session of lectures, workshops, presentations plus networking and special events during the week.
My next stop-over will in Winnipeg, in Canada. Here my time will be at the University, of Winnipeg the Canadian Oral History Association and with the German-Canadian Studies, also at the University of Winnipeg. By then my brain will be swamped with information, ideas and even more plans. So for a few days of relaxation I will enjoy a train-ride from Winnepeg to Toronto and on to Montréal.
My week in this French-Candian city will be spent with the Concordia University and immersing myself in the local culture and history. A significant part of this tour will be meeting with the enthusiastic and keen historians at The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.
Hopefully my posts will be regular (wifi connections) and of interest, even if you are not an oral hiistorian. Maybe after some thoughs and ideas you may look to your own interests and record an interesting history.