Ubu Theater’s Ann Gallo reports on a recent oral history theatre workshop in London

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This community based theater director in Tyringham plans a 2020 production Have you ever encountered that feeling of relief when you accidentally stumble upon your Tribe? When you find yourself in a group of people with the same mindset, secret language and no need to explain what it is you are doing? Magically it happened… Read more

You can listen: NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit at Berkshire Museum

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  The NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit, a collaboration of the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, the NAACP – Berkshire Branch, and the Berkshire Museum, opened on Feb. 1, 2019 and closed on May 5. But, you can still LISTEN to the project’s narrators, including NAACP President Dennis Powell.  

Monterey Library Oral Histories online

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The Monterey Library has been working with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College to move recorded oral history interviews to the University of Massachusetts Libraries Special Collections online archives. First, with a Housatonic Heritage technical assistance grant, the Library hired an intern, who transcribed the interviews, filled out metadata forms for… Read more

Oral History and Social Justice, Presentation copy from Alisa Del Tufo

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Alisa Del Tufo provided us with the following notes from her presentation Oral History and Social Justice.  For those who were present, these notes will be helpful reminders about the tools and project ideas.  See this link below: Berkshire Community College – PowerPoint Presentation Oral History and Social Justice, BCC Main Campus, Tuesday, Nov. 13,… Read more

Two oral history workshops: Ethical/Legal Issues & Social Justice

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If you receive this  post in your email, you are considered a part of our Oral History Alliance, that is people who want to be part of the growing oral history practice in our area. Today, we invite you to two November 2018 workshops.  Note:  One is in Pittsfield and the other is in Gt…. Read more

Oral History One Day (four hour) course, offered by UMass, Sam Redman

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The UMass Oral History Lab and the UMass Public History Department offered a one-day (four hour) crash course this Friday, Oct. 5, 10-2, at the BCC Main Campus, free of charge. Participants learned about interviewing techniques, project planning, archiving, oral history ethics, recording technologies, and more. A public history professor at UMass, Sam Redman is the organizer of… Read more

Oral History workshops this fall: Crash Course, Oral History for Social Change, Legal and Ethical Quandaries

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Oral History workshops this fall at Berkshire Community College For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Monachina, Director Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College 413-236-1025 jmonachina@berkshirecc.edu www.theoralhistorycenter.org       PITTSFIELD, MA – Five oral history workshops will be offered at BCC this academic year, three of them this fall.   A Crash Course in… Read more

Oral History Center participates in OLLI 1968 symposium

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On Tuesday, August 14, the Oral History Center organized interviews on the theme of 1968.  The impact of events of that year can still be felt by those who lived it. What do they say about their memory of 1968, and how did the events affect their lives?   Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted a… Read more

Podcast inspiration… The creation of an oral history project: The Mashapaug Project

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Those of you who participated in the 2017 Oral History Symposium at BCC South County Center will remember Annie Valk’s talk on a project she and an artist coordinated with students at Brown. Here, in this interview, the two women talk about the collaboration.  I hope you find it inspiring. (Click on The Mashapaug Project… Read more

An interview with Amy Starecheski, from Oral History for Social Change

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Amy Starecheski was recently named Director of the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program at Columbia University, where she has been working as Associate Director. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce Oral History Center subscribers to Amy via an interview that appears on the Groundswell,  Oral History for Social Change blog. … Read more

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