The Oral History Master of Arts Program is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 workshop series,
Oral History and the City
& Oral History and the Social Sciences
Oral History and the City, Fall 2016: What can oral histories tell us about life at the scale of the city? About how people make their homes in neighborhoods, or think of themselves as urban citizens? How can the practice of oral history be used as an intervention in urban life? Taking New York City as a lab, this series will explore oral history in and of the city.
All events are free and open to the public; tickets are not required. Refreshments will be served. Video and audio recordings from the Oral History Workshop Series will be available after the events available via our YouTube and iTunes channels.
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Splicing into an Existing Narrative: Living Los Sures and Local Co-Creation
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Large-scale and Local: Engaging New York Public Library Communities in the Collection Process
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Intersection | Prospect Heights: Dialogue in the Supermarket
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
More Than a Riot: Listening to the Unheard Voices of Crown Heights
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Below the Grid: Decolonizing the Silences, Fragments, and Shadows of Manhattan
John Kuo Wei Tchen
Oral History and the Social Sciences, Spring 2017: Oral history is a practice with deep roots in the archive and in the discipline of history, where oral history is a unique and valuable genre of primary source. But what happens when we treat oral histories as data for sociological, anthropological or geographic research? Or use the tools of the social sciences to study oral history as a social practice? Is it possible, or desirable, to generalize from the particular and complex narratives of the oral history interview? In this series we will explore the tensions and possibilities at the interdisciplinary seams of oral history and the social sciences.
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
Property, History, Peoplehood, and the Collective Claims on the City
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
How the Community Research Group Discovered Situation Analysis and What We Did About It
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
Indigenous Oral Histories, Blurring Boundaries in Academia
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
Devalued Subjectivities: Disciplines, Voices and Publics
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
The Summer for Respect: Student Activists, Walmart Workers, and the Future of the American Labor Movement
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
Becoming an Organizer: Narrative, Identity and Social Action
Sponsors: This series is part of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). Support from the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) is provided for programming that embodies late Professor Paul Lazarsfeld’s commitment to improving methodological approaches that address concerns of vital cultural and social significance.
For more information, please email Amy Starecheski, Co-Director of OHMA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.