Moving from Collecting to Interpreting and Analyzing Covid-19 Oral Histories

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Journal of the Plague Year: A COVID-19 Archive (JOTPY) is hosting the second workshop in its fall series on November 5, 2020, at 1 p.m. MST/3 p.m. EST, via Zoom. 

This workshop builds off the Oral History Association 2020 panel Telling COVID's Stories: Implications for the Field which was livestreamed on YouTube on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 3:30 fo 5 p.m. EST. The recording of the session is linked above. The OHA 2020 panel followed Jason M. Kelly's September 2020 article in OHR titled "The COVID-19 Oral History Project: Some Preliminary Notes from the Field" where he discussed the challenges of the Covid-19 Oral History Project launched by IUPUI in April 2020. The Covid-19 Oral History Project has partnered with JOTPY to make Covid-19 oral histories available to the public.

In this workshop, academics and oral historians Jason M. Kelly (COVID-19 Oral History Project at IUPUI), Carmen Coury (Southern Connecticut State University), Stephen Sloan (Baylor University), Denise Milstein (Columbia University), Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Jackie Pedota (VOCES Project), and Doug Boyd (Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at University of Kentucky) will discuss the process of organizing, interpreting, and analyzing Covid-19 oral histories after collection. 

Register for this or any of the other workshops in our series: (Zoom links will be provided to all registrants.)

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Journal of a Plague Year: An Archive of Covid-19 (JOTPY) collects stories to document the pandemic and its impact. We are a consortium of curators from across the world. Marissa C. Rhodes, PhD, is currently serving as an ACLS Emerging Voices Post-Doctoral Fellow at Arizona State University where she serves as a curatorial lead for JOTPY.