The Daily Targum: Rutgers alumni launch new social media platform focusing on personal experiences

The Daily Targum: Rutgers alumni launch new social media platform focusing on personal experiences. “A new social media platform made by Rutgers alumni is available: Storib, a means of sharing and exploring stories about real experiences. Targeted primarily toward young adults, Storib displays people’s stories on its homepage in place of image posts characteristic of Instagram and Facebook to encourage authenticity, rather than concerns about maintaining a certain image, said founder Jay Mendapara.”

Stanford Libraries Blog: East Asia Library launches Tibet Oral History Project online exhibit

Stanford Libraries Blog: East Asia Library launches Tibet Oral History Project online exhibit. “The East Asia Library has launched an online exhibit for the Tibet Oral History Project, a collection of over three hundred video interviews with Tibetan refugees. The Tibet Oral History Project was created by Dr. Marcella Adamski in 2003 with the goal of documenting the accounts of elder Tibetans living in exile who had experienced life in Tibet before, during, and after the imposition of Communist rule by the People’s Republic of China in 1951.”

Deutsche Welle: Refugees in Germany tell their stories in ‘Archive of Refuge’

Deutsche Welle: Refugees in Germany tell their stories in ‘Archive of Refuge’. “In the video, 19 women and 23 men — four of whom belong to the LGBTQ community — tell about fleeing their native countries to Germany, some of them arriving when the country was still divided into West and East Germany. They are from 28 countries in Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East or Eastern Europe. “

USC News: USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation

USC News: USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation. “Professor Laura Isabel Serna is a cultural historian whose work has focused on media culture in Mexican immigrant communities within the United States and in Mexico, as well as their intersection with consumer culture and gender. She is an associate professor of history and cinema at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the author of Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture. The book is a historical account based on deep research in U.S. and Mexican archives of film culture in Mexico during the late 1910s and early 1920s. Serna recently spoke to USC News about her current focus: an oral history project about the experiences of Latinx communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Fast Company: Did you live through 9/11? Tell future generations about it with an AI-powered interactive video

Fast Company: Did you live through 9/11? Tell future generations about it with an AI-powered interactive video. “Over the coming days, social media channels will be awash in people honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as well as recounting their experiences on that day through tweets and Facebook posts. But one startup is offering users a unique way for people to tell their story of 9/11: by creating an AI-powered oral history video.”

‘Stories make us human’: Kennebunk museum catalogs how Mainers remember 9/11 attacks (Seacoastonline)

Seacoastonline: ‘Stories make us human’: Kennebunk museum catalogs how Mainers remember 9/11 attacks . “Each one of us who was alive and old enough on Sept. 11, 2001, has a personal story to tell about that moment in history, when terrorists hijacked planes, used them as missiles against symbols of American economic and military might, and dealt the nation one of its darkest and deadliest tragedies. In Kennebunk, many of those local personal stories are captured in the Brick Store Museum’s new online exhibit, ’20 Years Later: Community Memories of 9/11.’”

Arizona State University: Essays explore altered social experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic

Arizona State University: Essays explore altered social experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The collection explores the multitude of ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life in every aspect. As people around the world try to navigate challenges and revelations that have unfolded in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the faculty involved in the project say it is still crucial to consider the societal impact at large, and what it will mean down the line.”

Tony Parker: Meet The Man Who Turned Oral Histories Into An Art Form (CrimeReads)

CrimeReads: Tony Parker: Meet The Man Who Turned Oral Histories Into An Art Form . “The name may not ring a bell to those who aren’t criminologists, but Tony Parker greatly contributed to the literature and representation of criminals. In 22 books, this unassuming British gentleman chronicled all sorts of criminals—murderers, sex offenders, con men, and more—as well as underdogs and outsiders, from single mothers (In No Man’s Land) to miners (Red Hill), to people living in housing estates (The People of Providence) and small towns (A Place Called Bird). His method: to step aside and let people speak for themselves.” What an interesting read!

Firstpost: Online exhibition archives oral histories of the Kolis, degradation of Mumbai’s coastal ecology

Firstpost: Online exhibition archives oral histories of the Kolis, degradation of Mumbai’s coastal ecology. “Through generations, the Kolis have observed firsthand how the ecology has been disturbed, and given how closely intertwined their lives are with nature, have had to adapt to these changes. All this is evident in their photos, displayed at the online exhibition Through the Eyes of the Kolis: A Reflection of Mumbai’s Past, Present, and Future, created by the experimental think tank Bombay61 Studio, with The Heritage Lab and Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic (MMM).”

Seton Hall University: Following the Path of the Ukrainian Diaspora

Seton Hall University: Following the Path of the Ukrainian Diaspora . “The Ukrainian Diaspora oral history project is an outgrowth of a 13-year collaboration between the College’s Secondary Education Program and the Borys Grinchencko Kyiv University. Under the leadership of Professor James Daly, the project was launched with funding from a digital humanities grant from Seton Hall. In addition to documenting first-hand historical accounts of the immigrant experience, the partnership hosts virtual seminars, and is developing an interactive web site to display research related to the history of Ukrainian immigrants to the U.S.”

Yonhap News Agency: Int’l forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans

Yonhap News Agency: Int’l forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans . “The 2021 World Congress of Korean War Veterans and History Teachers began at a Washington hotel with some 60 history teachers from the United States taking part in in-person meetings. The annual event is hosted by the Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF) and sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs…. the KWLF has set up a free digital library, called the Korean War Memory Bank, that offers some 1,500 interviews with Korean War veterans conducted by the foundation.” It’s on the KWLF web site.

Family Oral Histories: Pre-Interview (State Archives of North Carolina)

State Archives of North Carolina: Family Oral Histories: Pre-Interview. “In this post, 2 out of 4, we will explore the pre-interview portion of creating oral histories. Specifically, we are interested in thinking about the physical and digital considerations and limitations about conducting oral history. You will learn how to take the thoughts, themes, and tailored questions you created in the planning stage and begin to apply them to the interview.”

Illinois News Bureau: Illinois artist’s virtual ‘Museum of Us’ lets everyone tell their stories

Illinois News Bureau: Illinois artist’s virtual ‘Museum of Us’ lets everyone tell their stories. “Artist Jorge Lucero recently invited people from around the world to meet via Zoom and share an object that was important in their lives – telling their stories through their belongings and turning the grid of video teleconferencing boxes into a cabinet of curiosities.”

The Advocate: Southern University’s library tells more stories of former slaves as it expands online archives

The Advocate: Southern University’s library tells more stories of former slaves as it expands online archives. “The John B. Cade Library at Southern University recently expanded its online archive of slave stories, accounts told by former slaves who were interviewed in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The stories further a collection that had been compiled by the library’s namesake, who began collecting them even before serving as a dean at Southern from 1939-61.”