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Schedule (2024-2025)

The meetings will take place usually from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the third Friday of the month. All meetings will take place in E-501 unless otherwise specified.

  • Friday September 20th, 2024 (Meeting 1)
    • Topics: Introduction to Oral History; Orientation to the seminar objectives and goals
    • Activities:
      • CTL housekeeping announcements (handout)
      • Examining oral history and public history from interdisciplinary angles.
      • Establishing background context and theory of the unique field of oral history and its uses.
    • Readings:
      • General introduction to oral history
        • Sullivan, S. & Schreiner, M. (2023). If You’re Thinking About Starting An Oral History Project. The City Amplified: Oral Histories and Radical Archives. (https://bit.ly/46ahGyw)
        • Charlton, T. L. (1985). Oral History for Texans. Handbook of Oral History. (https://bit.ly/3Louw4a )
        • Smithsonian Institution Archives (2020). How to Do Oral History. Smithsonian Institution Archives. https://s.si.edu/3PH9Cj6
        • Byrne, H. (2020). An Introduction to Oral History. Smithsonian Institution Archives. https://s.si.edu/48e7Jlt
        • “Oral History Research Method”: https://bit.ly/3rcgQm3
      • Ritchie, Donald A. (2014). Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide. Cambridge, Mass.: Oxford University Press. (Only chapter 1, especially pp.11-14) (LaGuardia Library link: https://bit.ly/3PnC4FB)
      • Dávila Gronros, V., Hamilton, M., Collett, G., Thompson, K., Daly, L., Wantsala, N., & Riter, R. (2023). Developing a Student-Led Podcast on Community Archives. Archival Outlook, January/February, 3. (https://bit.ly/3PkRTgj; pages 3 and 17)
      • Making it here Women in New York City Politics (https://bit.ly/3reGqH4 )
  • Friday October 18th, 2024 (Meeting 2)
    • Topics: Introduction to Oral History: Different Disciplines
    • Activities:
      • Participants will listen to oral histories, learn about different projects, and practice listening closely.
      • Following this, participants will present and workshop their lesson plan in small groups.
      • Participants start to develop lesson plan ideas (How do you plan on incorporating OH into your class?)
    • Readings (link to the reading discussion page ):
      • Biddle-Perry, G. (2005). Stimulating critical thinking in the theoretically timid: the role and value of oral history assignments within an interdisciplinary context. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 4(2), 85-99. (https://doi.org/10.1386/adch.4.2.85/1 )
      • Kenny, H. (April 15, 2020). Self-Care: The Social Worker’s Story. Electronic document, https://bit.ly/48fFZgg , accessed Monday, March 20, 2023.
      • DasGupta, S. (July 24, 2008). Teaching Medical Listening Through Oral History. Electronic document, https://bit.ly/44YVrdM , accessed Monday, March 20, 2023.
      • Tobar, C., LaNasa, N., & Feldmann, G. (May 13, 2022). “American Icons” (https://bit.ly/3LucYUf ), accessed Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Friday November 15th, 2024 (Meeting 3)
    • Topics: Invited Speaker Meral Agish @ Queens Memory Project
    • Activities: Participants will attend the talk by the invited speaker and will engage in Q&A/discussion.
    • Readings: TBA
  • Friday, December 13th, 2024 (Meeting 4)
    • Topics: Invited Speaker TBA
    • Activities:
    • Readings: TBA
  • Friday, March 21, 2025 (Meeting 5)
    • Topics: Invited Speaker TBA
    • Readings: TBA
  • Friday, April 25, 2025 (Meeting 6)
    • Topics: Invited Speaker TBA
    • Activities:
    • Readings: TBA
  • Friday, May 16th, 2025 (Meeting 7)
    • Topics: Invited Speaker TBA
    • Activities:
    • Readings: TBA
  • Friday, June 13th, 2025 (Meeting 8)
    • Topics: Invited Speaker TBA
    • Activities:
    • Readings: TBA
  • An optional showcase event will be scheduled some time in May or June.