Recording Your Own Story
Traditions in Dialogue workshop with Troy Reeves
Free and Open to the Public
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Memorial Library, Room 126, 728 State St.
Ever wondered how best to gather and preserve someone’s story? UW-Madison’s Oral History Program Head Troy Reeves will furnish his experienced thoughts and ideas about it in his workshop Recording Your Own Story. Reeves has led the Oral History Program at the UW-Madison Archives since 2007. From 1999-2006, he directed the Idaho Oral History Center in Boise, Idaho. He manages collecting and curating oral history recordings, as well as communicating and collaborating with interested individuals about the art and science of oral history.
The workshop is free and open to the public, and is part of a series of lectures and how-to workshops regarding the significant impact that private collections and archives can have on the community at large presented by Traditions in Dialogue: Nordic-American Communities and Their Arts in Local and Transnational Contexts. Traditions in Dialogue is a part of the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fall 2017 schedule:
- September 12: Remembering Bob Andresen: A Praise Song for a Proto-Archivist, with Jim Leary
- September 19: Recording Your Own Story [Workshop], with Troy Reeves, Head, Oral History Program, University Archives
- October 3: From Disc to Digital: Sharing a Private Collection with the World, with Jeanette Casey, Head, Mills Music Library
- October 24: Collecting, Hoarding, and Sorting: Creating Personal Archives [Workshop], with Nathan Gibson, Ethnic American Music Curator, Mills Music Library
- November 7: Presenting Your Own Story [Workshop], with the DesignLab*
- November 14: Language as History: Nordic Sound Recordings from the Upper Midwest, with Joe Salmons, Mirva Johnson, and David Natvig
All events are free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Memorial Library, Room 126, except for *November 7 event, which will be hosted in DesignLab Media Studio A, College Library.