OHMA is pleased to provide updates as it continues to strengthen engagement in the program from a variety of oral history community members.
One-Day Workshops and Alumni Short Courses Help Build New Cohorts
OHMA is proud to announce that the overwhelming interest in our one-day oral history workshops held earlier this month - attended by nearly 200 people! - has allowed us to increase in our annual merit scholarship from $4000 to $6500, with the support of matching funds from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. We are grateful for your engagement and hope that you may be interested in continuing the conversation through our Alumni Short Course Series this spring, hosted by the Columbia Oral History History Alumni Association and taught by graduates of our program.
Celebrating our Ten-Year Anniversary with a Digital Thesis Collection
Leading up to OHMA's ten-year anniversary in 2018, we are in the final stages of a project to preserve of our oral history thesis collection. Our students' work will be fully printed, digitized, and archived for internal use by our faculty and student/alumni communities. Access to these projects will help deepen essential discussions on oral history pedagogy, methodology, and analysis within our program.
We will also soon be premiering a public collection of selected thesis material, with a multimedia website and abstracts of our students' work. We hope that this resource will highlight the hard work of our graduates and crucial stories of their narrators. In the meantime, please enjoy our recently updated list of students theses through which you can view the projects already publicly accessible on Columbia's Academic Commons.