The Michigan Voices 2017 took place in the Michigan History Center on October 21st, 2017,
“Michigan Voices 2017” brought together oral history practitioners from across the region. This was an opportunity to
keep abreast with a wide range of other developments and experiences, as well as advice from experts.
Presenters were invited to discuss their oral history research and projects in a series of brief, “lightning” talks, offering opportunities to share their own work. A wide range of previous topics included training middle school through college
students, experiences of Hmong Americans, issues of transcribing, newest technologies supporting oral interviews, 50-year church history, and reflections on lessons learned during the creation of oral history projects.
The Michigan Oral History Association’s (MOHA) “Michigan Voices” also provided a
fantastic chance to network with the region’s oral history community.
The “Voices” event was free of charge. Coffee and bagels were provided during the meeting,
though lunch will not be included. Instead, MOHA had a gathering at a local restaurant where people chatted, ate, drank, and networked after the event.