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

A Big Thanks to the Migration Narratives Project Grants Jury Committee!

We're very excited about the 2021 cohort of Migration Narratives Project grantees-- an impressive group of scholars, religious and community leaders, activists, and artists who will be working to tell the many stories of immigrants and refugees in Texas through narrative, oral history and other interpretive storytelling methods over the next six months. We're also … Continue reading A Big Thanks to the Migration Narratives Project Grants Jury Committee!

2021 Migration Narratives Project Grantees

The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life’s Migration Narratives Project is a grant-making initiative supporting community-based narrative projects that document and explore experiences of migration in Texas and contribute to the public understanding of immigration and refugee experiences. Grantees receive funding, participate in a cohort over the grant period and will share the findings of … Continue reading 2021 Migration Narratives Project Grantees

An Inside Look at the Religions Texas Archive: Muslim Voices Collection

Hello! My name is Eva McNabb, and I am the spring intern here at IDCL. Today’s blog post is dedicated to showcasing the Religions Texas Archive and specifically the Muslim Voices collection. I had the opportunity to speak with some of IDCL’s staff members about the process of interviewing, transcribing, and curating the collection, and … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Religions Texas Archive: Muslim Voices Collection