Event | Push Play

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:00 PM  7:30 PM, Knox Hall Room 509 Push Play explores the embodied experience of interviewing as a way of examining how we remember, how we ask narrators to engage in memory, and what is, or is not, included in the archive. We draw on creativity and sense of play as a way of […]

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Event | Performing Listening in the Context of Memorial Audio Walks

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Knox Hall 509 The Columbia Center for Oral History Research continues its series on Oral History and the Arts. Does a performance of memory need to include words? When is it necessary and appropriate to re-present someone else’s oral history testimony? What roles do listening, remembering and […]

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A Wrinkle in Time author talks about choosing the writer’s life, motherhood and a villain for her novel

As if coming out of a wrinkle in time itself, the oral history interview for author Madeleine L’Engel’s jumped out at me when I was looking for something else entirely. That’s not a wholly unique experience since, as a relatively new curator here in RBML, I have yet to grasp the total depths of the oral […]

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Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin on the class conscious roots of SNCC

Since the 1990s, with social historians looking back on how we’ve told the history of the Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin has come to the fore as a central leader in the movement. Specifically, for decades, he was the unsung hero behind the conceptualization of the 1963 March on Washington. But more than that, this […]

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Oral histories that speak to us on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Saturday, January 27th is the annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, Josephine Prins survived both the Holocaust and the September 11th attacks on New York. You can read about Prins, her memories of growing up in the Netherlands before the Nazi occupation and how she survived life in Auschwitz […]

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