Oral History | OHMA’s spring 2024 workshop series announced


Our colleagues in the Oral History Master’s Program (OHMA) have an exciting  line-up of talks and workshops for spring semester.

Oral history as a research tool has been at times almost synonymous with a certain kind of interviewing: one-on-one, biographical, long-form, recorded, and intended for the archive. In this year-long series of events, are exploring other approaches to doing oral history, from using guided meditation to access sensory memories to grounding memory work in our favorite family songs.

Events will take place on Thursday evenings (ET) from 6-7:30PM, and where possible each event will include a hands-on experience or interactive space to try out and reflect on these new approaches. Register for each event using the links below.

Thursday, February 15 | 6pm-7:30pm ET
Fantasy oral history: Filling the gaps between oral history and silence
Rebecca Kiil

Thursday, February 29 | 6pm-7:30pm ET
Recording Indigenous Oral Histories
Bronte Gosper

Thursday, March 7 | 6pm-7:30pm ET
Sonic Histories: Living Room Listening with Chinatown Records 華埠錄音 [In-person Event]
Rochelle Kwan

Thursday, March 21 | 6pm-7:30pm ET
Queering Oral History Methods: Sense Memories and Research Creation
Elspeth H. Brown and Alisha Stranges