Oral History Summer School features event with Rikers Public Memory Project and Survivors Voices

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  Are you looking for something to watch/listen to Friday evening? Friday evening event, online.  Tomorrow (Friday, June 11), OHSS presents a conversation between Sarita Daftary of the Rikers Public Memory Project & Alisa Del Tufo of Survivors Voices: Women of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Learn more about these two projects and how oral history… Read more

Northwestern Connecticut Community College students interview people about work

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  We were very happy to work with students at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on their project that dealt with the theme of work and the dignity of work.    In workshops, the students learned about oral history interviewing.  Here are slides from the final presentation they gave, via zoom, at the end of the… Read more

Indigenizing Historical Narratives, June 2, via zoom

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Keynotes of Change: Chris Newell, Indigenizing Historical Narratives When: Wednesday, June 02, 2021 2:00 PM, EDT Where: Zoom Will you be attending?   Register Not attending     EVENT DETAILS: Indigenizing Historical Narratives Chris Newell, Abbe Museum Wednesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. Non-Native understandings of the history of Connecticut are often centered around colonial… Read more

We are writing about the stories in the Oral History Center archives

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This is our latest story….in the Berkshire Eagle. Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center Recalling, and healing from, the memories of war By Judith Monachina, Eagle Correspondent Photo:  Son-in-law Jeff Gerth and daughter Kim Resnik pose with Dave and Liz Resnik on the rooftop terrace of a friend’s home in Rome, during the family’s trip in… Read more

Sheffield Historical Society hosts conversation about WWII on the Homefront

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What a pleasure it was to meet with elders from Sheffield, some of whom had lived in the Berkshires during the war, and others lived elsewhere at the time but live here now.  Many had relatives in Europe at the time of the war.  Jen Owens of Sheffield Historical and Paul O’Brien, board president, organized… Read more

Mass History Conference announced

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  The Massachusetts History Alliance offers the annual Mass History Conference.  See that announcement and others at this site:  https://masshistoryalliance.org

Achieving Real Impact Via Virtual Programming

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  Achieving Real Impact Via Virtual Programming Presented by the Connecticut League of History Organizations When: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:00 PM, EDT Where: Zoom Will you be attending? Register Not attending EVENT DETAILS: To Zoom or not to Zoom… Offering virtual programs at your museum or institution is not as daunting as you may… Read more

Mass Memories Road Show for Paper Making story gathering day is set

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The Mass Memories Roadshow of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will bring a team of staff and volunteers to do a story gathering event on the theme of paper making in the Berkshires.  Paper makers, former and present, as well as members of the local communities who had any connection with paper making or with… Read more

Remote Interviewing webinar postponed

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Remote Interviewing: Special Considerations & Case Studies has been postponed due to power outages in Texas, where the presenter lives. The new date for the webinar is Thursday, February 25, 3 – 4:30, Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Questions? Contact Lu Ann Jones at luann_jones@nps.gov, Park History… Read more

Remote Interviewing: Special Considerations & Case Studies, a National Parks program

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Remote Interviewing: Special Considerations & Case Studies: In this webinar Steven Sielaff from the Baylor University Institute for Oral History will discuss the special circumstances that impact a remote interview as opposed to more traditional settings. Topics will include connecting with interviewees, remote quality concerns, and extra legal, ethical, or security precautions for your project. In… Read more

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