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Oral History Open House and Book Talk: Thursday, Feb. 21 AT COLUMBIA

The Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Columbia Journalism School and Voice of Witness Present:

Everybody’s A Stranger When They First Arrive:
Refugees’ Experiences in America

WHO: Gabriele Stabile, is an Italian photographer based in New York City. His photography has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Juliet Linderman is a reporter for the Times-Picayune. Formerly the editor of a small community newspaper, she has written for many publications including The New York Times and Village Voice. The two will discuss the newest title from Voice of Witness, Refugee Hotel, a collection of photography and oral histories that documents the experiences of refugees in the United States. Staff will also be on hand to talk with prospective students about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program at Columbia University.

WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm.

WHERE: Columbia Journalism School, Stabile Student Center, Morningside Heights Campus, 2950 Broadway NY, NY 10027. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Google Map, Campus Map.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Join Gabriele and Juliet for a presentation and discussion on the role of oral history in contemporary human rights and photojournalism. The editors will discuss and read from their new book, in which evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from men and women who have resettled in the United States from Burundi, Iraq, Burma, Somalia, Bhutan, and Ethopia. In their narratives, they describe their first days in the US, the lives they’ve left behind, and the communities they have since created.

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 “Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series,” co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH), the Oral History Master of Arts Program(OHMA), the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and the Columbia Journalism School. 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

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Spring Workshop Series Schedule Now Available!

We are delighted with the success and overwhelming response to our fall oral history workshop series, which featured presentations by Michael Frisch and the 198 String Band, Voice of Witness book editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening, oral historian Suzanne Snider, Oral History Master of Arts Program alum Andrea Dixon and many more. We are now gearing up for an exciting spring semester in our series that is funded through the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series for programming that embodies the late Professor’s commitment to improving methodological approaches that address concerns of vital cultural and social significance. The series is co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). All of our workshops are free and open to the public and will explore the myriad of ethical and practical issues raised by the practice of oral history in the different disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.

Thank you for your continued interest and support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: SPRING 2013

January 31, 2013
Alisa del Tufo, Social Reformer
Surfacing Solutions: Using Oral History to Find New Solutions to Intimate Violence
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building, Room 602, 550 West 120th Street, 6th floor. Enter campus at 120th Street and Broadway. Campus Map. [More Information]

February 14, 2013
Doug Boyd, Director of the Louis B. Nunn Oral History Center
Search, Explore, Connect: Enhancing Access to Oral History
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location:  Columbia University, 523 Butler Library, 535 West 114th Street. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Campus Map.

February 21, 2013
Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman, Voice of Witness Publication Series
Everybody is a Stranger When They First Arrive: Refugees’ Experiences in America
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location:  Columbia Journalism School, Stabile Student Center, 2950 Broadway NY, NY 10027. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Google Map, Campus Map.

March 14, 2013
Lillian Jiménez, Filmmaker
Uncovering Hidden Histories: The Making of Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: Columbia University, 523 Butler Library, 535 West 114th Street. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Campus Map.

April 11, 2013
Sarah Mountz
Both Our Voices: A Feminist Relational Approach to Life History Narratives of Previously Juvenile Justice Involved LGBTQ Young Adults
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: TBD

April 25, 2013
Jennifer Scott, Vice Director/Director of Research, Weeksville Heritage Center
Movement Creates Museum: the Activist Beginnings of Weeksville Heritage Center
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: TBD

As always, you can find our videos of our lectures on our YouTube Channel and iTunes U.

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

[Video] Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons

The Oral History Master of Arts program (OHMA) and the Human Rights Institute at the Columbia Law School hosted authors Ayelet Waldman and Robin Levi as part of the Oral History Seminar Series. Waldman and Levi discussed and read from their new book, Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons, which is an extraordinary account of the lives of 13 women, both inside and out of prison. In their own voices the women reveal egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States.