Summer Institute in Oral History announced

The Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s 2019 Summer Institute in Oral History will focus on the challenges we face in documenting the political present when secrecy and distortions of truth threaten the most vulnerable in open societies.

What role does public memory and the search for meaning play in rescuing and preserving the stories that we most need to hear?

Specifically, The Summer Institute will explore what journalists, oral historians, advocates and scholars of the present can learn from one another. Participants will also sharpen skills and awareness of how to document the stories that most need to recording and disseminating.

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Visit CCOHR’s website for application and course details.