The Waterloo Centre for German Studies' Oral History Project began in 2013 and has been a team effort involving over 60 contributors to conduct and process over 100 interviews. They’ve participated on one or more of the following teams:
- 3 investigators (all faculty of the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, University of Waterloo)
- 12 members in the advisory group, including representatives from the University of Waterloo and the community of Waterloo Region
- 13 research assistants (all graduate students from the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies)
- 23 interviewers
- 22 transcribers
- 22 authors
- contributors for the Germans of Waterloo Region companion website, which is currently under construction
The timeline below shows the highlights of this project.
- Ethics Application
The WCGS handed in the ethics application to receive approval to conduct the Oral History Project.
- First Interview
We conducted the first interview of the project.
- First Transcript Received
The first draft of the first transcript was submitted.
- Last Interview for the Book
We conducted our last interview - #110 - that would be included in the book.
- The Last Transcript is In
The first draft of transcript #110 was submitted.