Center for Oral History

Celebrating Community Knowledge for Social Change

The Center for Oral History (COH), in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, collects, documents, preserves and highlights the recollections of Native Hawaiians and the multi-ethnic people of Hawaiʻi. It produces oral histories and interpretive historical materials about lifeways, key historic events, social movements and Hawaiʻi’s role in the globalizing world, for the widest possible use.

COH was first established in 1976 by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature as a part of the Social Science Research Institute in the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa. COH also develops books, articles, podcasts, and videos based on oral histories, serves as a resource center for oral history materials, and trains groups and individuals in oral history research.

Join us on 10/20 at 5:30pm HST for our next Weaving Voices program: Looking to Our Past for New Political Visions. We will be sharing oral histories from our political history project. RSVP here: https://t.co/uBquv1Sj7o

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It's #nationalpodcastday! The first podcast in our new Weaving Voices series highlights the important community role of Pālama Settlement. Stream it here: https://t.co/YIVyNeuLCs

Mahalo for the overwhelming concern about Ethnic Studies (& Women Studies) future. The recommendations so far are vague: it will not dissolve ES but would result in loss of autonomy, decrease in majors and no cost saving. We have demanded the proposal’s withdrawal--more to come!

Brown Bag Biography is back! We can’t wait to see you all this semester (via Zoom) at these exciting events, starting with Nandita Sharma’s talk on September 24 (just about two weeks away!).

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Join us Wednesday, August 26 at 4pm as we launch our newest public program and podcast series Weaving Voices. This first program will explore themes of resilience and recovery, featuring excerpts from our oral history project on Pālama Settlement.

RSVP: https://t.co/Vm7D7WeDpB

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Mahalo to @DenbyFawcett and @CivilBeat for featuring this story about our efforts with the Hawai'i State Archives to collect oral histories and other documentation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic!

Honolulu Civil Beat@CivilBeat

#Opinion: The #Hawaii State Archives is collecting personal stories, photos and artifacts of life in the time of #COVID19. https://t.co/5MSLDhgA5f @DenbyFawcett #HInews

We want to bring attention to Paul Ortiz's 2016 talk "#OralHistory in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter". As communities around the country fight racial injustice, we must ask ourselves what role(s) can oral history & storytelling play in such a crisis era? https://t.co/Nwd2y8u10W

OHA’s Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Solidarity with Black Lives Matter:

https://t.co/yAhCl7G8QN

Essential reading this week & every week: M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives, edited by @ProfessorCrunk and @divafeminist https://t.co/Xd0xpAkon0

Congratulations to the co-winners of this year's Biography Prize—Aiko Yamashiro (@makaaiko) & Amy Carlson!

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🗣️ Share Your #COVID19 experience with @UHMCOH - Anyone experiencing life in #Hawaii amid the COVID-19 pandemic is invited to participate ➡️ https://t.co/GFXmqdnGZn #UHinTheCommunity

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Our Advanced #OralHistory Institute is going ONLINE, Aug. 10–14.

We’re covering all the bases, including seminars and daily interactive sessions to workshop your projects. #Twitterstorians #Historians #History

Get the Details: 📚https://t.co/kXsPvfllSJ

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Please consider sharing your experience with the Center for Oral History. We are accepting a variety of submissions, including oral histories with family members, self-recorded stories, poetry, and other creative forms of expression. Find out more here: https://t.co/DvPcBo4Gfu

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Curious about historical research? Join our free online course starting Monday 20 April on FutureLearn, perfect for anyone who has an interest in the past and would like to start researching online. Find out more and register now: https://t.co/A3li48gQQT

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Did you miss @storycenter's digital storytelling webinar earlier this year? There is another one coming up! This free #webinar is the first step of your digital #storytelling journey & provides further explorations of image, sound, and #digitalmedia. https://t.co/btLbPCJJES

Join us online next Thursday! Writer & organizer Theodore (ted) Kerr will facilitate an opportunity for participants to consider the role and practices of archiving and care in real time as it relates to memory, action, and health. https://t.co/eWLf0GMBpc

@CU_OralHistory announces "Oral History of Disasters and Pandemics," a workshop on how to plan and conduct oral histories in communities affected by disasters and pandemics.

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 3-5pm EST.

https://t.co/dLZlPOSXeZ

On April 1, 1946, an earthquake near the Aleutian Islands generated a tsunami that reached Hawaii in the early morning, resulting in 159 deaths. To hear excerpts from interviews with tsunami survivors, check out this UH Center for Oral History podcast: https://t.co/oSHlGImPeQ

Continuing with our theme this week of workshops, Zencastr is a great tool if you're trying to record higher quality audio remotely. They are doing a free training session tomorrow (April 2) at 1pm EDT. Register here: https://t.co/fv3lPkMNex

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