Listening to History

Event Description:

How do we make oral histories more accessible to a public audience? This round-table convenes activists and historians from different fields to discuss their projects in presenting oral histories through podcasts and exhibits, crafting coherent narratives out of exciting but often unwieldy sources. What audiences can these publicly-minded initiatives incorporate? How do the demands of narrative structure these histories? What are the promises and pitfalls of such an approach? Panelists include:

Cynthia Tobar
Founder of Welfare Rights Oral History Project and Head of Archives at Bronx Community College

Cassie Wagler 
NYC Trans Oral History Project

Christine Mladic Janney
Public Humanities Fellow, NYU

Moderated by Joan Flores-Villalobos, Poet, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY
United States
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Date: April 17, 2018

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

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