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

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November 5, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Oral History, Public History, Digital Humanities, Local History, Chicana/o History / Studies

Journal of the Plague Year: A COVID-19 Archive (JOTPY) is hosting the second workshop in its Fall series on November 5, 2020 at 1pm MST/3pm 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 Wed. Oct. 21 from 3:30-5pm EST. The recording of the session is linked above. The OHA2020 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), Denise Milstein (Columbia), Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Jackie Pedota (VOCES Project), and Doug Boyd (Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at U 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.)

Contact Info: 

Journal of a Plague Year: An Archive of Covid-19 (JOTPY) collects stories to document the pandemic & 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 Unviersity where she serves as a curatorial lead for JOTPY. 

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