From #believesurvivors to #metoo, narratives around harassment, abuse, and sexual violence have become increasingly prominent in the media over the last few years. This panel draws on feminist oral history practice to explore critical questions relating to oral narratives of harassment and abuse. Oral history, with its ability to capture personal experiences and intimate narratives, is well-suited to document experiences of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse. The sharing of traumatic memories can also raise a range of ethical issues for narrators and interviewers.
Capturing the Spoken Word is an introductory oral history workshop, hosted by the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton. This workshop is open and free to the public.
Speaker(s): Dr. Cora Granata
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, "Getting Started with Oral History." The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in February—February 7 and 14, from 10:00 a.m. CST to 1:00 p.m. CST. You may take part in the workshop from the convenience of your home or office computer via Cisco WebEx.
As part of our ongoing grant-funded project Bridging the Gap, the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony is holding a 4-day advanced seminar on queer history and oral history at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Registration is limited to 20; the deadline to register is March 31st, 2018. Please encourage your students to join us, and share with your networks.