Join GroundswellNYC for our first local gathering of the new year! Allison Corbett and Paul VanDeCarr will share strategies for funding oral history for social change work, from grassroots to grantwriting.
OHMA is hosting a weekend workshop event on Saturday, January 24th, 2015. Join us for an intensive day of oral history workshops with OHMA faculty and alumni!
This session will be an informal talk and discussion reflecting on the connections between Cvetkovich's use of memoir in Depression: A Public Feeling (2012) and oral history in An Archive of Feelings (2003) as genres of public feeling.
Oral historians have long aimed to recover memories shared by many in a community, yet in practice most of us work one-on-one, with a single interlocutor. What happens if we invite in multiple interviewees, even a representative slice of the community whose history is at stake?
Drawing upon her research with people who are passionate about dancing Argentine tango, Davis will explore how they make sense of this passion – a passion which is highly embodied, attached to strongly-felt emotions, and often implicated in unexpected and sometimes dramatic biographical transformations.
In this workshop, Drs. McDonough and Crane will discuss unique issues of recruitment, informed consent, and narrator empowerment, as they have occurred with vulnerable populations in their work on The Schizophrenia Oral History Project (TSOHP).