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I Go Gray.Com: A Photographic Celebration And Oral History Of Gray-Haired Women, Tabitha Deering 2019 Dominican University of California

I Go Gray.Com: A Photographic Celebration And Oral History Of Gray-Haired Women, Tabitha Deering

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper describes the creation of the igogray.com website which celebrates gray-haired women by featuring their oral histories and showcasing the aesthetic beauty of gray hair through fine art photography. The website is a platform to listen to what gray-haired women have to say on the subject of gray hair, and to encourage the audience to take a closer look at gray-haired women. When the author stopped dyeing her gray hair she experienced an ageist shift in society’s perceptions toward her, and she wondered if other graying women were having the same types of experiences, so this project ...


The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Constructing And Enhancing A Digital Archive, Luis Martin Cabrera, Andrea R. Davis 2019 University of California/San Diego

The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Constructing And Enhancing A Digital Archive, Luis Martin Cabrera, Andrea R. Davis

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

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 researchers between 2006 and 2010 as part of an initiative of UC San Diego in collaboration with several human rights associations in Spain, including: the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica (ARMH), the Asociación de Ex-presos y Represaliados Políticos, and the Federación Estatal de Foros por la Memoria, among others. This article discusses the origins and development of the project, as well as current ...


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 ...


Elizabeth Brookbank Interview 2018, Kalea Borling, Jessica Tidwell, Carlos Guerrero, Nicholas Howes 2018 Western Oregon University

Elizabeth Brookbank Interview 2018, Kalea Borling, Jessica Tidwell, Carlos Guerrero, Nicholas Howes

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In a short interview, Elizabeth Brookbank discusses her experiences of working as an Instruction Librarian at Western Oregon University. She describes her responsibilities, accomplishments, and current academic work.


Marie Lejeune Interview 2018, Skylar Acuna, James Owens, Maricela Martinez, Jake Ruger 2018 Western Oregon University

Marie Lejeune Interview 2018, Skylar Acuna, James Owens, Maricela Martinez, Jake Ruger

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In a short interview, Marie LeJeune discusses her experiences working as a Professor of Education and Leadership as a part of the College of Education at Western Oregon. She describes her responsibilities and interactions with students. She also explains how she arrived at Western Oregon University, as well as her work on the Notable Children's Book Committee for American Library Association.


Peter Callero Interview 2018, Antonia Scholerman, Clifton Eddie, Erica Scoggins 2018 Western Oregon University

Peter Callero Interview 2018, Antonia Scholerman, Clifton Eddie, Erica Scoggins

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In an interview with Dr. Peter Callero, he describes his experiences as a Professor of Sociology here at Western Oregon University. Dr. Callero touches on his role in the beginnings of the Sociology department at WOU in 1985, the first Higher Education faculty strike in Oregon, and a program teaching inmates at the State Penitentiary, the women's correctional facility, and the Oregon State Correctional Institution. With the offer of cookies, Mark Henkles, Professor of Public Policy and Administration and Political Science, unionization emerges as a theme. Additionally Dr. Callero discusses the coming changes to the Sociology Department at Western ...


Rebecca Chiles Interview 2018, Brant Cheeley, Edward Semanski, Matthew Capallen 2018 Western Oregon University

Rebecca Chiles Interview 2018, Brant Cheeley, Edward Semanski, Matthew Capallen

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In a short interview, Rebecca Chiles discusses her experiences
working as the Public Safety Director. She describes her responsibilities and interactions with students. She also explains how she arrived at Western Oregon University, her day to day routine, and her experience at Western since she came on in 2015.


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 ...


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