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Publication Date

Spring 3-3-2018

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Event Date

March 3, 2018


MDOCS, Documentary, Storytelling, Event, Lecture, Oral History, Amy Starecheski


TALK: Curating Oral History for the 21st Century: Listening Out Loud, Listening with the Eyes and the Body
Thursday, March 1, 3:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Skidmore College, Filene Hall, Room 119

The talk will highlight the dilemmas and the potential of curating oral history for a broad contemporary audience, highlighting Columbia University’s Oral History Master’s Program as an example of an application that bridges archival and public use, media and the textual, audio walking tours as a means to return aural/oral history to place and the body, and a few recent short video and documentary projects by OHMA students, including Nyssa Chow's Still Life, that experiment with the intersubjective relations of oral history.
Cultural anthropologist, oral historian and co-director of

Amy Starecheski, the Co-Director of the Columbia University Masters in Oral History program. is a cultural anthropologist and oral historian whose research focuses on the use of oral history in social movements and the politics of urban property.