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Doing Oral History Under Difficult Circumstances

April 4 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

This workshop is open to students, scholars, and community experts. Panelists will explore the emotional dimension of doing memory work, the affective process of engaging with the past, and its ethical and historical dimensions. After short presentations by five panelists, the audience will break into moderated small group discussions. We will end with a general discussion about the importance, implications, and relevance of working with oral histories.

Panelists and Discussion Leaders:

Kavita Panjabi, Former Professor, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
Chia Youyee Yang, Vice Chancellor and Professor, History, UWM
Lynne Woehrle, Director, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding, UWM
Portia Cobb, Film, Video, Animation & New Genres, UWM
Xin Huang, Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies, UWM

Registration & Details: For further information, registration, and panelist bios can be found here.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the WIlliam F. Vilas Trust. Co-sponsors include Anthropology; Global Studies; Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; History; Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding; Urban Studies; and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Panjabi Oral History event flyer