The Columbia Center for Oral History's Summer Institute is currently running June 4- June 15. This year the Institute explores "What is Remembered: Life Story Approaches in Human Rights Contexts."
A series of lectures and panel events are free and open to the public.
For additional information on the Institute, please visit the Center's website.
TUESDAY JUNE 5 — “VIOLENCE AGAINST DISABLED WOMEN IN NEPAL”
Tuesday June 5, 4:15-5:30pm. Recipient of Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship and Lecturer at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, Neeti Khanal, will give a presentation focused on her recent work, entitled, “Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal”
LOCATION: Columbia University, 203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus. Campus Map.
Come listen to Neetie Khanal, Lecturer at the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University in Nepal and recipient of Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship, give a compelling presentation focused on her recent work, entitled, “Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal” as well as her experiences interviewing disabled women survivors of violence. Her past work includes an examination of Maoist women’s experience in armed conflict in Nepal. MORE INFO HERE.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 — “EXAMING THE ROLE OF NARRATIVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY, DOCUMENTATION AND JUSTICE- SEEKING”
Wednesday June 6, 6:00-8:00pm. Pamela Graham, Ramazan Aras, Michelle Brané, Sandra Coliver and Lisa Magarrell conduct a panel discussion “Examining the Role of Narrative in Human Rights Advocacy, Documentation and Justice- Seeking”
Come participate in a panel discussion featuring Pamela Graham, Ramazan Aras, Michelle Brané, Sandra Coliver and Lisa Magarrell on the ethical, political and legal implications of using narrative, testimony and oral history in human rights contexts. Each panelist will explore how narrative connects informal and formal justice- seeking initiatives, and questions surrounding the use of narrative in pursuit of legal or political justice. MORE INFO HERE.
MONDAY JUNE 11 — “MIGRANT MUSIC IN ROME: THE NEW FOLK SOUNDS OF THE POSTCOLONIAL METROPOLIS”
Monday June 11, 5:00-7:00pm. Renown Oral historian and musicologist Alessandro Portelli will discuss his current fieldwork project “Migrant Music in Rome: The New Folk Sounds of the Postcolonial Metropolis”
Come join us for an incredible public presentation by renowned oral historian and musicologist Alessandro Portelli about his current fieldwork project of collecting the music in Rome brought by multicultural migrants during the past 20 years as he notes on how it has changed the ethnic, linguistic and cultural make-up of postcolonial Italy.
TUESDAY JUNE 12 —
“INTERPRETIVE LISTENING: DECONSTRUCTING THE LANGUAGE OF TESTIMONY”
Tuesday June 12, 7:00-9:00pm. Independent documentary filmmaker and Voices of Rwanda founder Taylor Krauss will discuss his work recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, in “Interpretive Listening: Deconstructing the Language of Testimony”
Come be a part of a public presentation by independent documentary filmmaker and Voices of Rwanda founder Taylor Krauss as he discusses his work recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities.