Fwd: UC Berkeley’s 2014 Advanced Oral History Summer Institute with Keynote Robin Nagle

Please see below for information on an Oral History Summer Institute program at Berkeley this year. It’s being coordinated by Draper alumna, Shanna Farrell (Sept. 2011), and Robin Nagle is the keynote speaker!
Applications are currently open. Details follow.

UC Berkeley’s Regional Oral History Office will be hosting our 2014 Advanced Oral History Summer Institute at UC Berkeley from August 1115. This year our focus will be on the “lifecycle of an interview” and each day will be organized around different stages in the interview and project process. Daily themes include “Foundational Aspects of Oral History,” “Project Conceptualization,” “Anatomy of the Interview,” “Analytic Strategies and Interpretation,” and “Reflections and Reconceptualization.” Sessions will include standard topics such as Oral History Theory, Legal/Ethical Issues, and Project Planning as well as new sessions including the Anatomy of an Interview, Analysis and Presentation, Digital Humanities, and Funding.

We are pleased to announce that Robin Nagle, who is the Director of New York University’s John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, will be our 2014 Keynote Speaker. Nagle, who is also the Anthropologist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), recently published Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City, which has been featured in the New York Times and Mother Jones. Nagle’s work has also been featured on This American LifeThe Believer, and in a recent TED talk she gave. She uses oral history as one of her research methods and founded the DSNY Oral History Archive, which is an expanding collection of interviews with Sanitation workers. We look forward to having her!


We will also have several guest speakers for our panel sessions, including Robert Keith Collins of San Francisco State University, Mimi Lok of Voice of Witness, Louise Pubols of the Oakland Museum of California, Isabel Ziegler of the National Parks Service, and Rina Benmayor of California State University, Monterey Bay.


Along with Nagle and our guest speakers, our five Summer Institute faculty from the regular ROHO team are Neil Henry, Martin Meeker, Lisa Rubens, Paul Burnett, and Shanna Farrell. They will be leading sessions and facilitating discussions.


Applications are now open (see the link) and will be accepted on a rolling basis:


Tune in to our blog for updates about the Institute including the week’s schedule, information about panel sessions, and housing options. Please contact Shanna Farrell (sfarrell@library.berkeley.edu) with questions.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


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