Sept/O/N/D 2021 Columbia Univ Oral History Workshops Series

Oral history is knowledge formed in relationship. This year we plan to explore how oral historians have centered relationship in their work, how oral history processes can change how we relate to each other and to the past, and what it means to relate or retell an oral history to new audiences.

All events will be hosted online via Zoom. They are free and open to the public with pre-registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

These events are open to all. You can use this quick survey to let us know how we could make these events more accessible for you. Note that we are able to provide ASL interpretation for any event, but need two weeks’ notice. Please contact Rebecca McGilveray at rlm2203@columbia.edu with specific access requests or questions.

With the permission of the speaker(s), we record these events to share on our YouTube channel. However, in accordance with an oral history practice of ongoing consent, we invite speakers to make decisions about how to share their recording after their event is completed, so we cannot guarantee that any event recording will be made public.

SERIES AT A GLANCE

September 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
“Tell Me About That World” Speculative Archives and Black Feminist Listening Practices
Taylor ThompsonOctober 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993, building a world from Oral History
Sarah Schulman

October 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Making Meaning through Relationality in an Oral History Project: Amplifying Latino Immigrant Workers Voices in the Pandemic
María Islas-López and History Colorado

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 9:30AM – 11:00AM
Oral History and “the Keepers of Memory”: Knowledge of Past times in Cultures of Orality in India
Indira Chowdhury

November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Co-Documenting Queer Performances and Experiences in Monterrey,
Nuevo León, Mexico

Isabel Machado

December 3, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
A Conversation with Tommy Orange

*All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Related upcoming events

  • 2021-10-21 19:00 - 2021-10-21 20:30

    This Zoom event is 7pm Eastern Standard Time USA or 12 Noon 22 October NZ time

    Oral history is knowledge formed in relationship. This year we plan to explore how oral historians have centered relationship in their work, how oral history processes can change how we relate to each other and to the past, and what it means to relate or retell an oral history to new audiences.

    All events will be hosted online via Zoom. They are free and open to the public with pre-registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    These events are open to all. You can use this quick survey to let us know how we could make these events more accessible for you. Note that we are able to provide ASL interpretation for any event, but need two weeks' notice. Please contact Rebecca McGilveray at rlm2203@columbia.edu with specific access requests or questions.

     SIGN UP NOW 
    Where: Zoom - Sign up to receive the link here.

    When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm EST

    Sarah Schulman, a novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer and screenwriter - with her collaborator Jim Hubbard, started the ACT UP Oral History Project in 2001. They hoped that the raw data they created by interviewing 188 members of ACT UP over 18 years would eventually be interpreted by academics. But instead, false histories emerged crediting a handful of individuals with the work of hundreds. Realizing there was a state of emergency, Schulman sat down and re-read all the interviews she had conducted and cohered tropes and themes to compose one, 768-page book that has been called a "masterpiece" by the New York Times, and has now been optioned for a dramatic television series. Schulman will discuss the process and be available for questions.

    Image Description: Sarah Schulman gazes into the camera wearing a black shirt, standing on a colorful street.

    Upcoming Events

    Check out our upcoming events below:

    ·    October 28 | Making Meaning through Relationality in an Oral History Project: Amplifying Latino Immigrant Workers Voices in the Pandemic

    ·    November 11 | OHMA Virtual Open House

    ·    November 13 | Oral History and “the Keepers of Memory”: Knowledge of Past times in Cultures of Orality in India

    ·    November 18 | Co-Documenting Queer Performances and Experiences in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

    ·    December 2 | A Conversation with Tommy Orange

    THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED. With the permission of the speaker(s), we record these events to share on our YouTube channel. However, in accordance with an oral history practice of ongoing consent, we invite speakers to make decisions about how to share their recording after their event is completed, so we cannot guarantee that any event recording will be made public.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Rebecca McGilveray at rlm2203@columbia.edu or visit the OHMA site.

    Copyright OHMA © 2021. All rights reserved.

     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *