Columbia University OHMA 2017-2018 Workshop Series

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The Columbia University Oral History Master of Arts Program is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 workshop series: 
Oral History and the Arts

Oral history is an art. The practice of oral history is creative -- in interviews we make narratives together with our interviewees, imagining worlds, telling stories, creating characters. This year, we will explore the many intersections of oral history and the arts, asking what unique contributions an oral history approach can make to artistic practice, and how oral history can help us to think about art and its role in the world.

Fall Events:

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Oral History As Engaged Community Listening, Ceremonial Practice and Performative Art
Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz

Thursday, September 21, 20176 - 7:30 PM
Interviewing artists: intersubjectivity and visuality
Luisa Passerini

Thursday, October 19, 20176 - 7:30 PM
From Field to Performance: Adapting Oral History and Ethnographic Field Research for the Stage
E. Patrick Johnson

Thursday, October 26, 20176 - 7:30 PM
A History of Echoes-Part 1: Memory and Militant Sound Investigations
Robert Sember

Thursday, November 2, 20176 - 7:30 PM
A History of Echoes-Part 2: Sound of Trans Freedom
Michael Roberson

Thursday, December 7, 20176 - 7:30 PM
"Beyond words": oral tradition and the music of Julia Wolfe
Julia Wolfe

For more information, please email Amy Starecheski, Co-Director of OHMA, at

All events are free and open to the public in Knox Hall 509, 606 W 122nd Street, New York, New York 10027. Refreshments will be served.