Fall 2014 Oral History Workshop Series: Oral History, Medicine, and Health
This academic year in our public workshop series, in partnership with the Program in Narrative Medicine, the Oral History MA Program at Columbia University will be exploring the intersections of oral history, health and medicine. As public health professionals experiment with using oral history to access new realms of knowledge about health and social life, practitioners of narrative medicine deploy oral history to engage with patients, and oral historians partner with people with disabilities, dementia, and mental illness to record and amplify their stories, the time is right for an in-depth multidisciplinary engagement of the productive areas where these fields meet.
All Events are Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, September 11, 6-8pm, The Faculty House at Columbia University, Seminar Room One.
Thursday, September 18, 6-8pm, Room 509, Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, 5th floor.
Teiji Okamoto. “A Radical Archive of Be(long)ing.”
Thursday, October 2, 6-8pm, Room 509, Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, 5th floor.
Sayantani DasGupta. “Narrative Humility: Medical Listening and Oral History.”
Thursday, October 16, 6-8pm, Room 509, Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, 5th floor.
Brian Purnell. ” Can the Oral Historian Speak?”
Thursday, November 6, 6-8pm, Room 509, Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, 5th floor.
Thursday, November 13, 6-8pm, Room 509, Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, 5th floor.
Stay posted for upcoming events in the Spring!
Feb. 5: Ann Cvetkovich. “After Depression: Reflections on Oral and Written Personal Narrative as Archive of Feelings.”
Feb. 12: Joanne Ahola. “Finding the Contours of Torture.”
Feb. 26: Christopher Sellers. “Stories of Environmental Danger: A Collective
Mar. 5: Kathy Davis. “Bodies, Embodiment, and the Experience of Passion: What Tango Dancers Can Teach Us.”
Mar. 12: Lynda Crane and Tracy McDonough. “Oral History with Vulnerable Populations: The Schizophrenia Oral History Project.”
Mar. 26: Ron Doel. “Oral History and the History of Science and Medicine.”
Apr. 2: Alessandro Portelli. “Stories I Skipped: Narratives of Care, Narratives of War.”
Apr. 16: Ynestra King. “Listening with the Whole Body in Mind Feminist Oral History Project.”
Apr. 30: Aline Gubrium and Elizabeth L. Krause.”Digital Storytelling as Narrative Shock: New Views on Young Parenting Latinas, Migration, and Family.”