Oral History Workshop Series

As a cornerstone of the OHMA program, the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series sponsores the Oral History Workshop. The workshop is a series of public lectures throughout the academic year, looking at oral history as an academic field and as public history.

Fall 2015 talks

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6 - 8 PM
Roots and Fruits of Activism in Washington Heights and New York City
Laura Altschuler, Sixto Medina, and Rob Snyder

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6 - 8 PM
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Oral History, Radical Mapping and Displacement in San Francisco
Manissa Maharawal

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6 - 8 PM
Oral History and Cross-Cultural Dialogues: Building Bridges with Artistic Projects
Judith Sloan

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6 - 8 PM
When Truth Is Justice: Narratives of Black Women and Sexual Assault Across Generations
Farah Tanis

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6 - 8 PM
This Muslim American Life
Moustafa Bayoumi

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6 - 8 PM
How You Sing Your Song: Miguel Zenón's Oral History-Based Music
Miguel Zenón with Erica Wrightson

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Creating the Urban Canvas: Land Art on a Brooklyn Street Corner
Laura Barnett and Alfred Evans

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6- 8 PM
Performance into Policy: Doing justice by oral histories of place and displacement
Della Pollock and Hudson Vaughan

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Reckoning with 100 Years of Violence on the US/Mexico Border: Methods for Developing a Public Dialogue
Monica Muñoz Martinez

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Oral History in the Age of Black Lives Matter
Paul Ortiz

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Who Gets to Tell the Story?: A Fresh Approach to Collaborating with Activists to Create Archives
Wesley Hogan

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
Big Prisons, Small Towns: Stories from the Prison Public Memory Project
Tracy Huling, Quintin Cross, and Brian Buckley


Spring 2015 talks

February 5:

Ann Cvetkovich, Professor, English, University of Texas at Austin
After Depression:  Reflections on Oral and Written Personal Narrative as Archive of Feelings

February 26:

Christopher Sellers, MD, PhD, Professor of History, SUNY Stonybrook
Stories of Environmental Danger: A Collective Approach

March 5:

Kathy Davis, Senior Research Fellow, Sociology, VU University Amsterdam
Bodies, Embodiment, and the Experience of Passion: What Tango Dancers Can Teach Us

March 12:

Lynda Crane, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, and Tracy McDonough, licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor, Mount St. Joseph University
Oral History with Vulnerable Populations: The Schizophrenia Oral History Project

March 26:

Ron Doel, Associate Professor of History, Florida State University
Perpetual Handmaidens: Creating Knowledge in the Shadows

April 2:

Alessandro Portelli, Professor Emeritus, American Literature, University of Rome
Stories I Skipped: Narratives of Care, Narratives of War

April 16:

Ynestra King, feminist teacher, writer and oral historian
Listening With the Whole Body in Mind Feminist Oral History Project

April 30:

Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor, Public Health and Elizabeth L. Krause, Professor, Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Digital Storytelling as Narrative Shock: New Views on Young Parenting Latinas, Migration, and Family