Oral History and Aging

The Columbia Aging Center partners this summer with the Columbia Center for Oral History Research to present Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming across Cultures and Generations.  For application details, please visit: www.ccohr.incite.columbia.edu/2017-summer-institute.  Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Columbia Aging Center faculty members Ursula Staudinger, Ruth Finkelstein, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan and David Weiss, and other aging experts will come together with oral historians, activists, and practitioners to present this advanced training which includes both theory and practice to explore the many ways our society addresses life review as a part of the aging process as well as trans-generational memory. 

Participants will learn to use oral history and intergenerational dialogue as both a tool and an analytical lens while considering the opportunities and challenges of aging, vulnerability and resilience through telling and hearing stories.  Additionally, we will hold workshops, panels and and a public interview on subjects of general interest.

A public keynote lecture will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. by Ursula Staudinger, entitled "More Years, More LIfe: Opportunities and Challenges of Demographic Change."  More details to come.

The institute is organized by INCITE and the Columbia Center for Oral History Research: please see www.ccohr.incite.columbia.edu.