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What Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Teach Us About Changing Our Approach To Human Activity And Environmental Stewardship In Order To Reduce The Severity Of Climate Change?, John G. Hansen, Rose Antsanen 2018 University of Saskatchewan

What Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Teach Us About Changing Our Approach To Human Activity And Environmental Stewardship In Order To Reduce The Severity Of Climate Change?, John G. Hansen, Rose Antsanen

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Many Indigenous communities living on traditional lands have not contributed significantly to harmful climate change. Yet, they are the most likely to be impacted by climate change. This article discusses environmental stewardship in relation to Indigenous experiences and worldviews. Indigenous knowledge teaches us about environmental stewardship. It speaks of reducing the severity of climate change and of continued sustainable development. The methodology that directs this research is premised on the notion that the wisdom of the Elders holds much significance for addressing the harmful impacts of climate change in the present day. This article's fundamental assumption is that Indigenous ...


Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1131. Collection contains Interviews, photographs, and informant data sheets relating to Sandy Staebell's project with quiltmakers in Allen County and Monroe County, Kentucky and Macon County, Tennessee for the 2017-2018 Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture Series.


100 Kilometers To Freedom: Women's Stories Of Escape During The 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Cameron Mitchell 2018 Agnes Scott College

100 Kilometers To Freedom: Women's Stories Of Escape During The 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Cameron Mitchell

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

“100 Kilometers to Freedom: Women’s Stories of Escape During the 1956 Hungarian Revolution” looks at the way people fled Hungary after the uprising against the Soviet rulers, specifically through the lens of Hungarian women. The paper follows the process of escape through resettlement and analyzes the various ways people escaped and resettled. In this paper I argue that, though escape routes and methods were wildly varied and resettlement went differently for everyone, those fleeing were often motivated to do so for political reasons.

This paper relies on a variety of primary source materials, including a collection of oral histories ...


The Spanish Civil War Memory Archive: Creating Access To International Exchange, Andrea R. Davis 2018 Bucknell University

The Spanish Civil War Memory Archive: Creating Access To International Exchange, Andrea R. Davis

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

The Spanish Civil War Memory Project consists of over one hundred audiovisual testimonies of victims, militants, survivors, and witnesses of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Francoist repression (1939-1975). The testimonies were recorded by graduate student researchers between 2006 and 2010 as part of an initiative of UC San Diego in collaboration with several human rights associations in Spain. To make the archive that resulted from this collaboration a more user-friendly and media-rich experience, we are now in the process of training student researchers to digitally enhance the collected testimonies with the web-based system OHMS. In these efforts we aim ...


Mdocs Poster-Fall 2018, Course Offerings, Jesse Wakeman 2018 Skidmore College

Mdocs Poster-Fall 2018, Course Offerings, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

Fall 2018 Course Offerings:

Documentary Fundamentals:

  • Documentary Storytelling
  • Intro to Audio Documentary
  • Documentary and Narrative Screenwriting
Storytelling Toolkit:
  • Storytelling: Video
  • Storytelling: Game Development
  • Storytelling: Mapping
Topics Courses:
  • The Artist Interview
  • Festival Curation


A Conversation With Keith Plummer, 2018 College of the Holy Cross

A Conversation With Keith Plummer

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2017.


Djembe Drum Carving In Accra Cultural Market, Kevin Booker, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2018 Morehouse College

Djembe Drum Carving In Accra Cultural Market, Kevin Booker, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Dean Kevin Booker of Morehouse College recorded this video of his last name being carved into his new djembe purchased in the Accra Cultural Market, next to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial.


A Conversation With Sara Barber-Just, 2018 College of the Holy Cross

A Conversation With Sara Barber-Just

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1996.


Mary Kenton, University Honors Program, Wright State University, Dan Abrahamowicz, Mary Kenton 2018 Wright State University

Mary Kenton, University Honors Program, Wright State University, Dan Abrahamowicz, Mary Kenton

Wright State University Retirees Association Oral History Project

Dan Abrahamowicz interviewed Mary Kenton on July 2, 2018 about her time as Senior Associate Director for the University’s Honor Program. In the interview Kenton discusses her early life, attending Wright State University, her work in the University Honor's Program and more.


Interview Of Michael J. Mcginniss, F.S.C, Ph.D., Michael J. McGinniss F.S.C, Ryan F. Campbell 2018 La Salle University

Interview Of Michael J. Mcginniss, F.S.C, Ph.D., Michael J. Mcginniss F.S.C, Ryan F. Campbell

All Oral Histories

Michael McGinniss was born on November 11, 1947. His parents were Dr. Thomas McGinniss and Helen Catherine McGinniss. He attended St. Helena’s Church Parish School and La Salle High School. Brother Mike joined the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1965. In 1970 he graduated from then La Salle College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Brother Mike taught at South Hills Catholic High School located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1974. He completed his graduate work at Notre Dame during the years of 1974 – 1979, where he was student and an adjunct professor. He then taught ...


Re-Mapping Tacoma's Pre-War Japantown: Living On The Tideflats, Lisa Hoffman, Mary Hanneman, Sarah Pyle 2018 University of Washington Tacoma

Re-Mapping Tacoma's Pre-War Japantown: Living On The Tideflats, Lisa Hoffman, Mary Hanneman, Sarah Pyle

Conflux

This article, drawing on oral histories with Nisei, addresses the dearth of publications about pre-WWII Japanese life in the urban U.S. and provides evidence of Japanese immigrants’ active presence in the lumber industry and on Tacoma’s tideflats. This is important not only for Tacoma’s history and a fuller accounting of the major industries that shaped the south Puget Sound region, but also because Japanese contributions to early industrial development are often overlooked. The oral history narratives also stretch the boundaries of what has been depicted as a densely-connected and lively Japanese community in the downtown core. Also ...


A Conversation With Emily Breakell, 2018 College of the Holy Cross

A Conversation With Emily Breakell

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2017.


All You Knew: Twentieth Century Southern Appalachian Coal Miners And Their Experience With Death And Danger, Steven M. Malachowski 2978994 2018 University of Puget Sound

All You Knew: Twentieth Century Southern Appalachian Coal Miners And Their Experience With Death And Danger, Steven M. Malachowski 2978994

History Theses

Nineteenth century coal miners' oral interviews from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia convey their experiences as individuals and of a general community. Southern Appalachian coal miners experienced nearly constant dangers and threats to their lives underground which helped shape their relationships between other miners and industry controls. Added to coal miners’ occupational hazards, the long term emphysemic effects of coal mining and the physical prevalence of coal dust in the coal miner’s life created a life defined by danger. Miners reconciled this dehumanizing lifestyle through readily predictable methods, such as spirituality and camaraderie but also seemingly paradoxical methods, including ...


Natura Sanat: On Ecological Aspects Of Healing Miracles In Kalwaria Pacławska, Poland, Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Natura Sanat: On Ecological Aspects Of Healing Miracles In Kalwaria Pacławska, Poland, Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska

Journal of Global Catholicism

The subject-matter of my article is a change affecting the discourse on miraculous healings in a Catholic Marian sanctuary – Kalwaria Pacławska – run by Franciscan friars in the South-Eastern Poland and a way in which those changes affect pilgrims’ bodies. In Kalwaria Pacławska there meet, intersect and compete various religious and secular discourses and they all influence emotions and bodily sensations accompanying pilgrimage to this sacred site. One of those discourses has been introduced to Kalwaria just recently. The central element of the sanctuary is the miraculous image of Virgin Mary which is the goal of numerous pilgrimages from both Poland ...


Authors' Introduction, Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska, Magdalena Lubanska 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Authors' Introduction, Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska, Magdalena Lubanska

Journal of Global Catholicism

No abstract provided.


Bread And Repression, Too: The Battle For Labor’S Memory And The Lawrence Textile Strike Of 1912, Andrew Hubbard 2018 Union College

Bread And Repression, Too: The Battle For Labor’S Memory And The Lawrence Textile Strike Of 1912, Andrew Hubbard

Honors Theses

This thesis focuses on the historiography of the Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912 as representative of a larger trend of repression of American labor narratives. It draws from oral history accounts, news coverage and analysis from 1912, resources at the Lawrence History Center collected throughout the city’s process of memorialization, secondary historical accounts of the event, and formative works of labor history.

The first chapter introduces the American labor narrative, the history of repression by authority, the efforts of labor historians to memorialize suppressed history, and the role that monuments, historians, and popular fictional accounts play in the formation ...


Unwritten: The Hidden History Of The Holodomor, Amy Whisman 2018 Liberty University

Unwritten: The Hidden History Of The Holodomor, Amy Whisman

Masters Theses

Between 1930 and 1933, Joseph Stalin unleashed an assault on Ukraine that resulted in the starvation of 5 million people. Their story went untold for decades. The fact that Soviet propaganda was largely successful in suppressing the truth speaks less to its sophistication than to the gullibility and complicity of Westerners. Although there were truth-tellers from Great Britain, the United States, and even Europe who accurately reported on the Ukrainian famine, Stalin understood that such voices could be effectively neutralized. Because the story of the Holodomor remained essentially unwritten, the West did not recognize it as the legitimate offspring of ...


Augustana Winter Traditions: Musical Traditions, Rocio Barron, Johnathan Briggs, Mikee Pagdanganan 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Augustana Winter Traditions: Musical Traditions, Rocio Barron, Johnathan Briggs, Mikee Pagdanganan

Celebration of Learning

The students of History 369: Oral History & Testimonio plan to present five separate posters. These posters will draw on many oral history interviews completed with members of the Augustana Community, past and present, as well as extensive research into the archives held by both the Swenson Center for Swedish Immigration Research and the Augustana College Special Collections. Each research poster will focus on a separate topic related to winter traditions at Augustana College, including (1) Sankta Lucia, (2) Food Traditions (especially Smorgasbords), (3) Musical Traditions (like the Messiah, Lessons & Carols, and Christmas at Augustana), (4) Non-Christmas Traditions (including Kwanza, Hanukkah ...


Augustana Winter Traditions: Non-Christmas Traditions, Abigail Carus, Alexander LaMendola, Mikaela Ferrera 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Augustana Winter Traditions: Non-Christmas Traditions, Abigail Carus, Alexander Lamendola, Mikaela Ferrera

Celebration of Learning

The students of History 369: Oral History & Testimonio plan to present five separate posters. These posters will draw on many oral history interviews completed with members of the Augustana Community, past and present, as well as extensive research into the archives held by both the Swenson Center for Swedish Immigration Research and the Augustana College Special Collections. Each research poster will focus on a separate topic related to winter traditions at Augustana College, including (1) Sankta Lucia, (2) Food Traditions (especially Smorgasbords), (3) Musical Traditions (like the Messiah, Lessons & Carols, and Christmas at Augustana), (4) Non-Christmas Traditions (including Kwanza, Hanukkah ...


Augustana Winter Traditions: The Joy Of Christmas Celebration At The Jenny Lind Chapel In Andover, Victoria H. Witkowski, Julia Meyer 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Augustana Winter Traditions: The Joy Of Christmas Celebration At The Jenny Lind Chapel In Andover, Victoria H. Witkowski, Julia Meyer

Celebration of Learning

The students of History 369: Oral History & Testimonio plan to present five separate posters. These posters will draw on many oral history interviews completed with members of the Augustana Community, past and present, as well as extensive research into the archives held by both the Swenson Center for Swedish Immigration Research and the Augustana College Special Collections. Each research poster will focus on a separate topic related to winter traditions at Augustana College, including (1) Sankta Lucia, (2) Food Traditions (especially Smorgasbords), (3) Musical Traditions (like the Messiah, Lessons & Carols, and Christmas at Augustana), (4) Non-Christmas Traditions (including Kwanza, Hanukkah ...


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