Saturday, March 16, 2013

Indigenous Memories, Rights, and Narratives

[We have the following announcement.  As a former Fulbrighter to New Zealand, I’m pleased that Maoridom will be included.]

The Columbia Center for Oral History is proud to announce its 2013 Summer Institute, “Telling the World: Indigenous Memories, Rights, and Narratives" to be held June 10-21, 2013 at Columbia University in New York City. Sessions will explore the themes of indigenous memories, narratives and rights through local and global perspectives. Faculty will include experts on American Indian life, as well as indigenous cultures from Canada, New Zealand and other areas of the world. The institute will focus on traditions of telling and ways of knowing in primarily oral cultures. CCOH's core faculty and students from the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA) will engage in dialogue with guest faculty on the themes of indigenous rights, oral traditions and human rights. We encourage students, scholars, and activists from local and global communities to apply.

Core faculty will include (additional faculty to be confirmed):

•    Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Columbia Center for Oral History and co-director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy of Columbia University

•    Peter Bearman, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics and co-director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy of Columbia University

•    Alessandro Portelli, Professor of Anglo-American Literature at the University of Rome-La Sapienza.

Applications are due April 15, 2013.  More information and application here.

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