Scholar-In-Residence

The Oral History Connection: Engaging the Arts and Oral History for Community Dialogue

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Primary Participant:

Jeffrey Pufahl

The residency will explore the interconnectivity between oral history, the arts and humanities, and social issues on local, national, and global levels with the purpose of engaging students and public in meaningful dialogue around selected themes.  A new course will be developed and piloted: The Oral History Connection: Engaging the Arts and Oral History for Community Dialogue.  In the fall of 2017 we will create an original production derived from interviews collected by students who attended the 2017 Women’s March and perform it as part of the Harn exhibit Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment. In the Spring of 2018, we will collaborate with The Actors’ Warehouse to create an original site specific performance in tandem with the Harn exhibit: History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence.