Various media used to show us oral history, from Columbia’s new oral history MA graduates

Amy Starecheski sent examples of various media her graduating students at Columbia University’s Oral History MA program used to tell stories.  Click INTERVIEWS for the entire post. Click links for the individual projects.

INTER\VIEWS was an inter\active multimedia pop-up oral history exhibit showcasing inter\disciplinary work created by students in the Columbia University Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program.

We invite you to check out some of the websites created from our exhibition for pictures, audio and even video to see what you might have missed. Click on the links below.

Behind the Treasures— Jewelry, Garments and Embodied Memories by Tianrui Yu
Immaterials embodied in the materials—an exploration of the relationship between humans and their belongings.

Les Ethnographies Intimes: Encounters from the November 13th Paris Attacks by Caroline Cunfer
What does it mean for a narrator and interviewer to co-create an interview surrounding the shared experience of a traumatic event, and what does it mean for that interview to serve as the public historical record? 

Freedom Colonies: the initial resistance, the original safe spaces by Darold Cuba
Learn about the communities of people targeted by Western colonialism’s racialized human rights abuses that resisted and escaped, creating the original “safe spaces” to protect themselves from terrorism.

Letters to Obama by Anne Cardenas
Explore the experiences of the White House staffers who read and responded to mail on behalf of President Obama.

Unfurling: An Action-Oriented Oracle Deck to Dismantle White Supremacy by Nora Waters and Wiggy
A tool designed to spark conversations, encourage presence, disrupt fragility, and ignite long-term action within ourselves, our fellow white peers, and our communities in the work of dismantling white supremacy.

Living in the Shadow of the Armenian Genocide by Christina Barba
A multimedia exhibit that makes tangible the theoretical concept of postmemory.

Walking in My Grandmother’s Shoes: A Refugee Story from a Country You May Never Have Heard Of by Rebecca Kiil
Past and present collide when you walk back in time 75 years to experience the story of a 26-year-old physician and mother, having lost all of her men to war, fleeing from her homeland of Estonia to get her baby girl to safety.


Written by Judith