Jan. 29: Open House at OHMA

RSVP for January 29, 6:30-8:00 PM, here.

Please join us for an open house for the Oral History MA Program at Columbia University

  • Information session
  • Meet OHMA students and alums
  • Mini-interviewing workshop, taught by Columbia Center for Oral History Director Mary Marshall Clark and OHMA Associate Director Amy Starecheski.

Refreshments will be served

WHEN: This will take place on January 29, 2015.

WHERE: 509 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd Street (map)

RSVP for january 29, 6:30-8:00 PM, here.

The Oral History Master of Arts is the first program of its kind: a one-year interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree training students in oral history method and theory. Our graduates work in museums, historical societies, advocacy organizations, media, the arts, education, human rights and development. OHMA is also excellent preparation for doctoral work in fields like anthropology, history, journalism, and American studies or professional degrees in law, education, or social work. 
Jointly run by the Columbia Center for Oral History Research, one of the preeminent oral history centers in the world, and INCITE, a lively hub for interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, OHMA connects students with the intellectual resources of a major research university, and with the intimate society of a small cohort of talented students.
During a year at OHMA, students learn the skills of digital audio and video production and editing, digital archiving, oral history project design and interviewing, and both historical and social science analysis. Working with an OHMA faculty member and an outside advisor, each student is guided through the process of creating a thesis project. Past projects have taken the form of academic and creative essays, film and audio documentaries, performances, exhibits, and multimedia websites. OHMA students also have access to elective courses taught anywhere within the University and exclusive oral history internship opportunities.