This free workshop will train participants in planning and conducting oral history projects. Participants will get an opportunity to have hands-on experience, and we will discuss topics on ethics, understanding the complexity of Latina/o/x communities, interviewing techniques in English and Spanish, transcribing, and archiving. We will also focus on the importance of public humanities and digital oral history. Participants will have opportunities to work on a project that incorporates all stages of oral history. This workshop will also incorporate training on device performances. Participants will collaborate and connect oral histories, storytelling, and performance to produce an artistic representation of current or future projects.
The event will take place in-person at the Martin de Porres Center (2330 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219).
Meet the Organizers:
Dr. Elena Foulis (The Ohio State University):
Elena Foulis has been directing the oral history project, Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio (ONLO) since 2014. It is an ongoing collection of over 130 video narratives, which are a central part of the service-learning course “Spanish in Ohio.” Some of these narratives can be found in her iBook titled, Latin@ Stories Across Ohio. Foulis’s research explores Latin@ voices through oral history and performance, oral history as participatory pedagogy in service-learning classrooms, identity and place through linguistic landscape and ethnography and family history in advanced heritage language writing courses. She is also host and producer for the Latin@ Stories podcast, an extension of her oral history project. This podcast invites audiences to connect and learn more about the Latina/o/x experiences locally, while amplifying the voices of the community everywhere. She co-hosts the Art and Sciences podcast, Woke Pedagogies.
Dr. Juan Coronado (Central Connecticut State University):
Juan David Coronado is a fronterizo from the Río Grande Valley of South Texas. He is Assistant Professor of Latino and Public History at Central Connecticut State University and Coordinator of Latino & Puerto Rican Studies. A social and oral historian, Dr. Coronado’s research and teaching interests include the Latino military experience, Chicana/o/x history, oral history, and Latina/o/x history with an emphasis on class and gender. In his award-winning book, "I'm Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place”: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoner of War (2018), Coronado shares the oral histories of Latino POWs. From 2015-2019, he was the lead interviewer for the Oral History of Latinos in Michigan at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. Juan David previously served as Co-President of the Southwest Oral History Association.
This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Martin de Porres Center.