Relating Oral History | OHMA Spring 2022 Workshop Series

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Oral history is knowledge formed in relationship. This year we plan to explore how oral historians have centered relationship in their work, how oral history processes can change how we relate to each other and to the past, and what it means to relate or retell an oral history to new audiences.

All events will be hosted online via Zoom. They are free and open to the public with pre-registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

These events are open to all. You can use this quick survey to let us know how we could make these events more accessible for you. Note that we are able to provide ASL interpretation for any event but need two weeks notice. Please contact Rebecca McGilveray at with specific access requests or questions.


Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lessons in Relationship Building from a Participatory Oral History Project
Lynn Lewis

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Do the Dead Care About Releases?: Access in Columbia's Oral History Archive
Dr. Kimberly Springer

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Telling and Preserving Disabled Stories
Gracen Brilmyer, Alice Wong, and Liú Méi-Zhì Bransfield Chen

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Co-Documenting Queer Performances and Experiences in Mexico
Isabel Machado

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Quilombola Women and Transformations in the Anti-Racist Struggle in Brazil
Mariléa de Almeida