Second Generation Memories and Stories – Oral History workshop at Columbia University

Second Generation Memories and Stories,” Oral History workshop to be held June 16-27, 2014 at Columbia University in New York City.  Sessions will explore the ways in which memories are formed and transmitted through family, cultural, political and social frames and experiences. Oral history has been a central methodology in exploring global themes of identity and post-memory through second-generation stories of immigration, migration, poverty, trauma and genocide, displacement and exile.

We encourage applicants to use the Institute to explore a broad range of applications of second-generation oral history research in contemporary contexts and fields including public health and medicine, immigration studies (including the impact of post-9/11 US policies on immigrant communities), sociology and social science more generally. The Institute will include practical workshops in digital storytelling, interviewing and editing.

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