The IDCL team is very excited to announce our recent grant award from the Summerlee Foundation! As part of their Texas History Program, the Summerlee Foundation has funded a diverse range of projects from all regions of Texas. These projects have included the disciplines of archaeology, archives, libraries, media, museums, middle and secondary schools, higher … Continue reading Summerlee Foundation Grant Announcement
Cat (Sketches from Life), Shen Zhou The day before the interview, I grab a journal and simply jot down a few questions that I definitely want to ask and leave some space in between each to write down follow up topics when I conduct the actual interview. There are times when people jump from topic to … Continue reading Interviewing: Our Experience
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
—by Chase Bartlett
Denisha Jenkins is an experienced storyteller, and she uses stories to foster inclusivity in the workplace.
How African American history in Austin remains relatively unrecognized—by Chase Bartlett
Part I of our series that looks into the lives of IDCL’s Board Members and how they are making the Austin community a more equitable place.
How to form positive identity without excluding others—by Chase Bartlett
By Zoya Zia On a cool Wednesday evening in April, a diverse group of Texans gathered in the Asian Culture Room at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss what being a Texan means to them. One after another, they rose to the occasion and let a mic serve as a medium to share … Continue reading An Open Space: #ThisTexan Mic Night
The Institute for Diversity & Civic Life is excited to announce an initiative to share the diverse stories of Texans. Through the #ThisTexan Essay Contest, IDCL aims to provide an opportunity for community members to write about their experiences and thoughts on Texan identity. This contest falls under the wider #ThisTexan campaign for reframing the way … Continue reading Calling Texan Writers: #ThisTexan Essay Contest