Oral History

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Oral History
Spring 2023
Taught By: Oksana Kis
Section: A

CRN: 13466

Credits: 4

This practice-oriented course will introduce students to major theoretical debates in oral history as a research field along with a hands-on training in immediate application of acquired knowledge. Class discussions will be based on the mandatory texts exploring different perspectives on (dis)entanglement of individual memories and collective trauma, (in)equalities in researcher-narrator relations, pitfalls of ethical and legal issues in oral history, etc. encouraging students to reflect on challenges, advantages and shortcomings of oral historical practices and sources. At workshops, students will learn the best practices and basic principles of doing oral history to develop practical skills in various interviewing methods and techniques suitable for anthropological, historical, or sociological research. Throughout the semester, students will work on their individual (or joint) mini-projects to acquire all-round first-hand experience in oral history starting with a thorough project design, followed by a field research with subsequent primary processing of collected materials and up to a meaningful use/presentation of project outcomes.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:30am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 910
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023