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Using the Library during COVID-19

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Workshops, Seminars, and Symposia

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The Bancroft Library offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and symposia. 

Bancroft's Oral History Center regularly offers:

  • An annual Advanced Oral History Summer Institute (one week), on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. The Institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work.
  • A semi-annual Introductory Workshop (two days), designed for those interested in learning the practice from the ground up. This workshop is a companion initiative to the Advanced Oral History Summer Institute.

Nearly every semester, The Bancroft Library Press offers the course "The Hand Printed Book in Its Historical Context," which teaches both functional processes to make books by hand and historical technologies used in printing books. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at UC Berkeley.

Please check our Exhibits page or our Calendar for Bancroft's upcoming opportunities.