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APPLY: 2014 Summer Institute, Second Generation Memories and Stories

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The Center for Oral History Research and INCITE (Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics) are pleased to announce our 2014 Summer Institute, “Second Generation Memories and Stories,” to be held June 16-27, 2014 at Columbia University in New York City. The program will explore the ways in which memories are formed and transmitted through family, cultural, political and social frames and experiences. Oral history has been a central methodology in exploring global themes of identity and post-memory through second-generation stories of immigration, migration, poverty, trauma and genocide, displacement and exile. Oral history also provides a setting for intimate exchanges between families, communities and cultures in a way that preserves and secures local and indigenous knowledge across generations, cultures and ethnicities: engendering individual and social resilience.

We encourage applicants to use the Institute to explore a broad range of applications of second-generation oral history research in contemporary contexts and fields including public health and medicine, immigration studies (including the impact of post-9/11 US policies on immigrant communities), sociology and social science more generally. The program will include presentations on how scholars, museums and memorials have used second-generation oral histories, and testimony, in ways that are crucial to illuminating forgotten or misunderstood experiences. The Institute will also include practical workshops in digital storytelling, interviewing and editing.

Core faculty will include:• Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and co-director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics of Columbia University;

Peter Bearman, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics and co-director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program;

Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries;

Alessandro Portelli, Professor of Anglo-American Literature at the University of Rome-La Sapienza;

Terrell Frazier, Director of Education and Outreach at the Columbia Center for Oral History;

Amy Starecheski, Associate Director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics of Columbia University;

Ronald J. Grele, Director Emeritus of the Columbia Center for Oral History;

Linda Shopes, Former President of the U.S. Oral History Association, Freelance Editor and Consultant in Oral and Public History.

• CCOHR staff, students from the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA), and others who have worked in the archive will enrich our discussions with their interpretations.

Low-cost on-campus housing will be available for those outside of the New York City area.

Please contact Terrell Frazier with any questions.

http://incite.columbia.edu/summer-institute-ccohr/

ORAL HISTORY OPEN HOUSE AND LECTURE, Thurs., December 6 AT COLUMBIA

The Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) Program, Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP), and Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars, as part of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series, Present:

THE NEWTOWN CREEK COMMUNITY HEALTH AND
HARMS NARRATIVE PROJECT: 

ORAL HISTORY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (WITH OPEN HOUSE PRESENTATION)

WHO: Suzanne Snider is a writer and oral historian. She has worked as an interviewer for Columbia University’s Center for Oral History, the New York Academy of Medicine, HBO Productions, the Newtown Creek Community Health and Harms Narrative Project, and the Prison Public Memory Project, among others. She teaches at the New School University and is the founder/director of Oral History Summer School.

WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia Law School, 701 (Case Lounge) on the 7th Floor of Jerome Greene Hall. 435 W 116th 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 Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars present Suzanne Snider who will discuss the use of community-based oral history to politicize victims of environmental injustice and to establish a collaborative public health report and map, based on the testimony of long-term residents in three adjacent New York City neighborhoods. The Newtown Creek Community Health and Harms Narrative Project engaged oral historians, social scientists, information designers, community activists, and residents (These categories were not mutually exclusive). This project was initiated by Rachael Weiss and Michael Heimbinder; Snider participated in this project as an oral history consultant and community trainer. What connected all participants was Newtown Creek, an estuary that separates Brooklyn and Queens. Over the last 100 years, Exxon Mobil has dumped or leaked between 17 and 30 million gallons of oil into the creek. A disproportionate number of area residents suffer from rare forms of cancer.

There will also be a presentation from faculty and alumni about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA), an interdisciplinary program in the field of oral history that focuses on interviewing methodologies and interpretive methods.

SPONSORS: This talk is part of the “Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series,” co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH), Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA), and the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars, and the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP). Support from the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) is provided for programming that embodies late Professor Paul Lazarsfeld’s commitment to improving methodological approaches that address concerns of vital cultural and social significance.

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

United in Anger: Historicizing ACT UP – November 8 Public Lecture

PLEASE JOIN US FOR

“United in Anger: Historicizing ACT UP”
A public presentation by Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman, ACT UP Oral History Project.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

WHERE:
Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 801. MAP

WHO: CCOH is pleased to welcome the ACT UP Oral History Project co-directors Jim Hubbard and Sara Schulman.

Hubbard, a filmmaker since 1974, has produced award-winning works including;Photo-ACT-UP-oral-history-interview-300x225Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995). He co-founded and is president of MIX – the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. He also curated the series Fever in the Archive: AIDS Activist Videotapes from the Royal S. Marks Collection for the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Schulman is a widely published journalist, author of nine novels, playwright, historian and activist. She is a professor of English at the City University of New York, a Fellow at The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, and on the Advisory Collective of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights and Policy.

Demonstration,-Act-upABOUT THE WORKSHOP: The ACT UP Oral History Project is an archive of more than 80 interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, a group that was formed in 1987 to raise public consciousness around the evolving epidemic. Project co-directors Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman will introduce the project, review its history, share the insights gained and discuss how they ultimately seek to “demystify the process of making social change.”