The Columbia Center for Oral History Research housed at INCITE is pleased to announce its 2015 Oral History Institute, “Narrating Population Health: Oral History, Disparity, and Social Change,” to be held June 15-26, 2015 at Columbia University in New York City. Increasing economic disparities, war, political conflict and identity-based forms of discrimination have resulted in an unprecedented global crisis in equitable health practices and the distribution of resources. Specifically, we will look at concrete ways that oral history reveals those disparities within communities that face discrimination and stigma, and offers new paradigms for understanding and response.
Areas of focus will include: HIV/AIDS, mass incarceration, reproductive rights, harm reduction, addiction, stigma and discrimination and the impact of the built environment on health such as asthma and other diseases. The program will focus on ways that scholars and advocates have used oral history to illuminate the impact of inequitable distribution of health resources in local and global communities.
The program will hold workshops on interviewing, analysis, digital oral history applications, and interdisciplinary research methods with presentations from medical researchers, historians, population health experts and sociologists. We encourage applicants to use the Institute to explore a range of oral history-research applications, and will select participants based on a successful pairing of the oral history method with other modes of inquiry and analysis in engaging the topics of population health from interdisciplinary perspectives.
The 2015 Application is Now Open
Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 28
Applications must be submitted no later than April 15
Faculty will include:
Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and co-director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics of Columbia University
Gerald Albarelli, Professor of Writing, Sarah Lawrence College
Peter Bearman, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics, co-director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program, co-director of Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, and Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries
Terrell Frazier, Education and Outreach Director, Columbia Center for Oral History Research
George Gavrilis, Research Fellow, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University
Ronald J. Grele, Director Emeritus of the Columbia Center for Oral History
Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Science, professor of sociology and gender studies, and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University
David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of History at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University
Linda Shopes, Former President of the U.S. Oral History Association, Freelance Editor and Consultant in Oral and Public History
Amy Starecheski, Associate Director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics of Columbia University
Keith Wailoo, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs and Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University