Podcasting Workshop

Space is filling quickly. Please register at https://qnohppodcastingworkshop.eventbrite.com if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided.

The Queer Newark Oral History Project will be hosting a special podcast workshop with Molly Graham on Thursday, December 8th at 1pm in Conklin Hall 324. This workshop will be a useful tutorial for anyone looking to start a podcast on any subject; style, script writing, narrating techniques as well as the technical aspects of editing, hosting, iTunes, and equipment will be discussed. It may be particularly beneficial for oral historians who want to create a podcast to complement their work in the field.

Podcasting Workshop
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1pm

Conklin Hall, Room 324
(History Conference Room)
RSVP by Monday, December 5thhttps://qnohppodcastingworkshop.eventbrite.com (seating is limited)

Molly Graham is an oral historian, documentary radio producer and archivist with field experience in Massachusetts, Maine and the Midwest. She attended Bates College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine, where she’s from. Molly produced an award winning radio documentary called “Besides Life Here,” which was licensed by several NPR affiliates.  She earned her M.A. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston.  After Simmons, she worked as the oral historian for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, transitioning the archives into the digital age and doubling the collection of interviews with Wisconsin connected veterans from all over the state.  Last fall, she was an invited panelist at the annual Oral History Association meeting in Oklahoma City, presenting on “Digitization, Reference and Communications.”  As Assistant Director of Oral History and Folklife Research, Inc., a non-profit organization she co-founded in Maine, Molly worked to record and preserve the voices and stories of Maine’s way of life, language, and history.

Please direct any questions about the workshop to Kristyn Scorsone, k.scorsone@rutgers.edu.

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Learn How To Preserve Household and Family Treasures August 3rd at the Newark Public Library

The Newark Citizen Historian Initiative (NCHI) will hold an interactive tutorial on preserving household and family treasures on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 5:30pm.

Through workshops aimed at demonstrating the basics of household preservation, The Newark Citizen Historian Initiative (NCHI) aims to empower community members to take an active role in preserving the histories of their families, communities, and organizations, helping to ensure their survival for future generations of residents, students, and researchers.  Their events are free and open to the public, and are supported by the Chancellor’s Seed Grant Program at Rutgers University-Newark.

This event will be hosted by the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center at the Newark Public Library and will be conducted in Spanish, on the 2nd floor of the library.

It is a free workshop and all are welcome to attend!

Join Us August 31st For Our Next FREE Oral History Workshop!

The Queer Newark Oral History Project
is hosting a FREE oral history workshop
led by Timothy Stewart-Winter on
Wednesday, August 31, 2016!

The workshop will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (before the Rutgers-Newark graduate reception), and will cover key issues, such as:

How does one plan an oral history project?
What are some of the best practices for formulating interview questions?
How does one identify a narrator?
What are some of the ethical considerations that oral historians face when creating oral history projects?

This will be an interactive, hands-on workshop. 

Timothy Stewart-Winter is the co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project and an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. His first book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics, was based in substantial part on more than thirty original oral history interviews. He is now writing a second book on the politics of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. His writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesJournal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, and Dissent. And be sure to check out his latest article on Slate!

The workshop is open to Rutgers University-Newark students, researchers, and community members. Lunch will be provided at no charge to participants.

Visit EventBrite for more information and to register. Please note that due to the interactive nature of these sessions, space is limited and registration is required

We are looking forward to seeing you on August 31!

Free Oral History Workshop June 13th!

Queer Newark will host a free oral history workshop led by Timothy Stewart-Winter on Monday, June 13, 2016.

The workshop will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and will cover key issues, such as:

How does one plan an oral history project?
What are some of the best practices for formulating interview questions?
How does one identify a narrator?
What are some of the ethical considerations that oral historians face when creating oral history projects?

This will be an interactive, hands-on workshop.

Timothy Stewart-Winter is the co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project and an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. His first book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics, was based in substantial part on more than thirty original oral history interviews. He is now writing a second book on the politics of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. His writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesJournal of American History, the Journal of Urban HistoryDissent, and Slate.

The workshop is open to Rutgers University-Newark students, researchers, and community members. Dinner will be provided at no charge to participants.

Visit https://qnohporalhistoryworkshop.eventbrite.com for more information and to register. Please note that due to the interactive nature of these sessions, space is limited and registration is required

Thank you for your continued interest and participation. We are looking forward to seeing you on June 13!

Oral History Workshop

  
Big thank you to Svetlana Kitto and everyone who came out to our oral history workshop today! 

Below is a beautiful quote Svetlana shared with us,

“I remember sitting in Santino Cappanera’s parlor in Terni, taping an interview about his life as a steelworker and political activist. His teenage daughter was in the next room doing her homework. After twenty minutes, she had moved her chair to the hall, outside the parlor; a little while later, she was standing by the door; about one hour into the interview, she came and sat next to us listening…Her father’s boring anecdotes were becoming ‘history’ before her eyes.” 

-From “Oral History as Genre” in Narrative and Genre

Oral History Workshops with Svetlana Kitto

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The Queer Newark Oral History Project is offering two free oral history workshops led by Svetlana Kitto (bio below) on Friday, February 5, 2016. Oral history is a method of research that collects memories and stories of historical significance through recorded interviews with people who were involved in the events.

The first workshop, “Introduction to Oral History,” will run from 10:00am-1:00pm, and will cover key issues, such as: How does one plan an oral history project? What are some of the best practices for formulating interview questions? How does one identify a narrator? What are some of the ethical considerations that oral historians face when creating oral history projects? This will be an interactive, hands-on workshop.

The second workshop, “The Live Interview,” will run from 2:00pm-5:00pm, and participants will put what they have learned into action and do an interview together, stopping to discuss strategies, theory, and next questions throughout.

These workshops are FREE and open to all Rutgers University-Newark students, researchers, and community members. Feel free to attend one or both of the sessions. Lunch will be provided, at no charge to participants, from 1:00-2:00pm.


Svetlana Kitto is a writer and oral historian in New York City. For her graduate research in the Oral History master’s program at Columbia, she collected interviews with queer artists, writers and activists about the AIDS crisis in the queer community in New York. Those interviews are now being processed to be part of the collections at the Lesbian Herstory Archives. She’s also worked as an interviewer and teacher on the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations years-long oral history project, which focused on the experience of mixed-race and mixed-heritage people in Brooklyn.

Her fiction, journalism and essays have appeared in Salon, VICE, the New York Observer, the Huffington Post, ART21, OutHistory, Plenitude and the books Occupy (Verso, 2012) and the Who, the What and the When (Chronicle, 2014). She has contributed interviews to oral history projects with the Museum of Arts and Design, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Brooklyn Historical Society, where she developed and taught a writing workshop called Racial Realities: Writing About Race in the First Person. She co-curates the reading and performance series Adult Contemporary in NYC.

TO ATTEND – PLEASE REGISTER:
Oral History Workshops

WHEN:
Friday, February 5, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST) 
WHERE:
324 Conklin Hall – 175 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102