January 6-7, 2020
Featured Consultants and Speakers:
Liz Strong, Obama Presidency Oral History Project, Columbia University
Brooke Bryan, Oral History in the Liberal Arts for GLCA, Antioch College
Megan Mitchell, Academic Engagement & Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Oberlin College Libraries
Facilitated by Tamika Nunley and Tania Boster
Sponsored by: Oberlin College History Department; Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching & Research; Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center; History Design Lab
Participants: 50 faculty, students, staff, and community partners.
- To bring awareness to viable career pathways for Oberlin students interested in public & digital humanties, archives, oral history
- To provide training, guidance, and community for individual and group on-campus Winter Term projects that have an oral history/digital humanities component
- To build connections between students, faculty, staff, and off-campus community members around common research interests and the many ways in which oral history and digital humanities can engage campus and community stakeholders.
The institute will combine presentations, workshops, and consultations with targeted attention to 3 pre-identified group research projects:
- The Shirley Graham DuBois Project
- The Latina/o/x Oral Histories of Northeast Ohio Project
- The Remembering Oberlin Public Schools (ROPS) project