ORAL HISTORY OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK TALK: Tuesday, September 18 AT COLUMBIA

The Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) Program and the Voice of Witness Presents

NARRATIVE IN CONFLICT: INTERVIEWING COLOMBIANS DISPLACED BY VIOLENCE

WHO: Sibylla Brodzinsky, is a journalist who has written on Latin American Politics, social issues, and human rights for The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Guardian, and Max Schoening is a researcher for Human Rights Watch and contributing researcher for an upcoming photographic book, Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict by Stephen Ferry. The two will discuss their latest book, Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence that documents Colombians’ narratives of forced displacement. Staff will also be on hand to talk with prospective students about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program at Columbia University.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6:30-8:00pm.

WHERE: Columbia University Law School, Jerome Greene Annex, Morningside Heights Campus, 410 West 117th Street NY, NY 10027. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Google Map, Campus Map.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: The Oral History Master of Arts program (OHMA) and Voice of Witness, will host editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening as part of the Oral History Seminar Series. Brodzinsky and Schoening will discuss and read from their new book, which is an astonishing account of the forced displacement, which was a consequence of Colombia’s internal armed conflict during the past five decades. In Throwing Stones at the Moon narrators explain the effect of this human rights crisis on their lives as they recount their displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives.

There will also be a presentation from faculty and alumni about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA), a multi-disciplinary program that utilizes theoretical approaches across the social sciences and humanities.

SPONSORS: This talk is part of the “Oral History Seminar Series,” co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). OHMA is supported by the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences.

INFORMATION: For more information, please email Terrell Frazier at terrellfrazier@columbia.edu

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC