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
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
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.
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
Story by Zoya Zia The Institute for Diversity & Civic Life is excited to welcome four new interns for the spring. These interns will work on projects to increase outreach in the community and meet the goals of IDCL. My name is Zoya Zia and I am a sophomore at the University of Texas at … Continue reading Q&A with the Spring Interns
By Zoya Zia On Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27, religious studies scholars, academics, professors and students participated in a series of discussions about Religions Texas, a joint initiative by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life to “document and map … Continue reading Recap: Religions Texas Conference