Oral Histories of LES

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Oral Histories of LES

Spring 2019

Taught By: Hanna Griff-Sleven

Section: A

CRN: 2244

Credits: 4

[Track C & M] The Eldridge Street Synagogue was the first of its kind in America a grand structure built by the newly arriving Jewish immigrant community of Eastern Europe. I will work with New School students on creative ways to integrate new technologies such as digital documentation and digital stories into our historic site. Students will be trained in oral history interviewing techniques, transcription, and the evaluation of oral evidence. Each student will conduct an interview, transcribe and edit the material and analyze our current use of technology. The themes for this semester will be neighborhood life (past and present) of the Lower East Side. As a class students will create an exhibition/program/presentation using that technology integrating the history, aesthetics and spiritual qualities of our space. All classes except for the first one will be at the Museum at Eldridge Street. This course counts toward the Jewish Culture Minor and the Ethnicity and Race Minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 10:37pm 1/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 716

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019