IHP-EIHS Symposium: Approaches to Oral History and the Work of Inclusive History


Friday, April 19, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Inclusive History Project

In-person registration: https://myumi.ch/yp2p4

Zoom webinar: https://myumi.ch/Jwpw2

This event is on the Ann Arbor campus

  • Location: 1014 Tisch Hall, 2nd floor
    435 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    CART and sign language interpretation will be provided during the in-person event, and CART will be available for virtual participants. Presenters will use microphones. A recording will be available after the event. Additional event details and accessibility information can be found at the registration links above.

    The rubric of “inclusive history” has achieved a common currency. Today, you can find books, articles, websites, and university policies dedicated to its practice, including a large and ambitious Inclusive History Project (IHP) right here at U-M. Less clear is what this rubric has come to signify and enable over time. What values, methods, and practices bind the groundswell together?

    Join us for a symposium that will explore such questions through the lens of oral history. Drawing on the perspectives of three scholars in different fields, we will discuss the potential uses of oral history work for projects that are public facing, DEI-centered, and explicitly reparative. How does the practice of oral history change the ways we think about our audiences, our work with community partners, our research, and the potential impacts of our scholarship?

    • Camron Amin (Professor of Middle East and Iranian Diaspora Studies; Director of Research, Inclusive History Project; University of Michigan-Dearborn)
    • Alexis A. Antracoli (Director, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
    • Lorena Chambers (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Inclusive History Project, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
    • Jay Cook (moderator; Professor of History and American Studies; Director of Research, Inclusive History Project; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

    This event presented by the Inclusive History Project and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.


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