Traditions in Dialogue: Recording Your Own Story

September 18th, 2017
Boxes containing tapes from UW-Madison Oral History Project

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:

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.