Sun, 08 Aug | Virtual Workshop

Virtual Workshop: Researching Family Histories

In order to enable the process of learning from anywhere in the world, we are bringing a series of Virtual Workshops for you in August 2021. This two-session Virtual Workshop is about Researching Family Histories.
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Virtual Workshop: Researching Family Histories

Time & Location

08 Aug, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT+5:30
Virtual Workshop

About the Event

This two-session Virtual Workshop is about Researching Family Histories.

Session 1 (8th Aug 2021; 14:00-15:30 Indian Standard Time)

In the first session of the workshop, we will discuss various methods of researching your family history. This includes basic training on how to collect oral histories and how to use heirlooms and other material culture to tease out aspects of your family history. We will also look at how to make a proper family tree and contextualize your family's experience over time and space within larger regional and world events.

At the end of the first session, you will be given a task to complete for the next session.

Session 2 (15th Aug 2021; 14:00-15:30 Indian Standard Time)

The second session is hands-on. Here you will talk about the family history research that you have conducted in the week after the first session, and we will explore the interconnectivities between participants' families' experiences over time and space. We will also problem solve for any difficulties or questions that arose during your family history research over the previous week.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Grasp of basic family history research methods leading to practical implementation.
  2. Ability to create a basic family tree.
  3. Connect family experiences over time and space to major historical events, local and global.

Who can join the session:

These sessions are meant to be capacity-building sessions for heritage and culture enthusiasts who want to learn about conducting their own research into their family's history. You do not have to be an expert to be a part of these sessions.

The sessions are open to anyone from anywhere in the world, with an interest in learning  about family history research methods and gaining some practical experience.

Workshop Fee: INR 999/- (+18% GST)

Certificate: All participants will be issued a Virtual Certificate of Completion after the workshop.

Tech Requirements:

Both sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. You would require stable internet connectivity to participate. Please make sure to download Zoom on your smartphone or computer. A secure link and password for participating in the session will be shared with all participants at least 12 hours before the session.

Workshop Leader: Chelsea McGill (Anthropologist)

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