Recording Change: Oral Histories, Podcasts, and the Audio Art of Social Justice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Recording Change
Spring 2024
Taught By: Theodore Kerr
Section: A

CRN: 13592

Credits: 4

Oral history and podcasts are methods that allow people to broadcast their stories, while providing others an opportunity to listen. In this class, students will have a chance to consider the history of the two methods, dive into related theory, literature, art practices; and have opportunities to learn from oral historians, podcasters, as well as artists and writers who use oral history and podcasting in their practice. In this course, students will also have a chance to make and analyze audio culture themselves. A focus of the class will be on how oral histories and podcasts are used within movements of social justice by activists, artists, and others. Examples include oral history's vital role in capturing the ongoing story of HIV/AIDS; how podcasting has provided people in prison with a voice on the outside; and how institutions like the Smithsonian use oral history to explore art practices and social issues in the present.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 3:42am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 259
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024