DateThursday, October 17, 2013
Time12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Place38 West 86th Street
Open to BGC faculty, staff, and students only.
The Bard Graduate Center Craft, Art and Design Oral History Project is a new online archive of oral history interviews of contemporary craftspeople, artists, and designers. These interviews, made by students under the supervision of Catherine Whalen, respond to the growing interest in craft and design history, in which oral histories have been a key resource for recent scholarship. The Oral History Project, which began in the seminar “Craft and Design in the USA, 1940-Present” during 2007, has expanded in tandem with the BGC's strong commitment to digital media. From working with audio recorders and transcription technology to developing site design and content via course wikis and Omeka, the The Oral History Project is representative of the many ways the Digital Media Lab can facilitate student and faculty work. Kimon Keramidas and Catherine Whalen invite members of the BGC community to join them on October 17th on the sixth floor of 38W to celebrate the site’s official launch, which will take place as part of the BGC’s Digital Solutions for Research and Teaching in the Humanities series. Light refreshments will be served, and a number of computer stations will be made available to peruse the site.