Top 5 Perks of Enrolling in IDCL’s Oral History for Social Change Certificate

By Dr. Elizabeth M. Melton, ACLS Leading Edge Fellow This day has been long in the making! About a year ago, I started working with IDCL to create a new online training program for anyone who wants to learn how to create an oral history project that promotes social justice. Eleonora Anedda (IDCL Oral Historian), … Continue reading Top 5 Perks of Enrolling in IDCL’s Oral History for Social Change Certificate

Texas Currents: Climate Change in a summer of drought and flood

By Van Wagner Photo "Predicting Dry Season with Soil Moisture Data" by NASA Goddard Photo and Video Texas Currents is a monthly news roundup examining the impacts of state, national, and global events on Texas and the diverse populations that call the state home. During a summer of historic high temperatures and lethal floods, climate … Continue reading Texas Currents: Climate Change in a summer of drought and flood

Migration Narratives Project Digital Exhibit

In early 2021, IDCL received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to launch the Migration Narratives Project, a rapid-response grantmaking program to support the work of scholars, activists and artists exploring the stories of immigrants and refugees in Texas through narrative, oral history and other interpretive storytelling methods. We awarded grants to 21 recipients. Today, we're … Continue reading Migration Narratives Project Digital Exhibit

Jewish communities in Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio targeted by neo-Nazi groups

By Rimsha Syed Photo by Austin American-Statesman Over the past month, Austin has witnessed a rise in antisemitism. Community leaders are rallying behind Austin’s Jewish residents following a string of antisemitic incidents - including arson at a synagogue. The incidents come as nearly 1 out of every 4 Jews in the US indicate experiencing antisemitism … Continue reading Jewish communities in Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio targeted by neo-Nazi groups

“Do you have another question?” Oral History Interviewing: Ethics and Best Practices | Episode Three

The Apple Paring, Clementine Hunter This is a step-by-step piece on oral history interviewing. We will discuss designing an oral history collection, background research, and getting in touch with narrators. Lastly, we’re going to address pre-interviewing and interviewing best practices. Step One: Project Design and Background Research As we’ve mentioned in the first episode of … Continue reading “Do you have another question?” Oral History Interviewing: Ethics and Best Practices | Episode Three

An Inside Look at the Religions Texas Archive: the Corona Chronicles Collection

This blog post is the next in a series showcasing the Religions Texas Archive. Religions Texas is a community archive and public humanities initiative that explores Texas as a site of religious encounters and a meeting place for people and communities from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. It's rooted in practices of oral history, storytelling, … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Religions Texas Archive: the Corona Chronicles Collection