OHC Blog

  • Participants of the Nindibaajimomin Summer Institute
    Aug 26, 2013
    From August 12–16, 2013 the Oral History Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Indigenous Studies, hosted the Summer Institute Nindibaajimomin - Digital Storytelling  on the Inter-generational Experiences of Residential Schools.  
     
    Funded through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the Summer Institute brought together eleven First Nations educators, community...
  • Hayley Caldwell is a fourth year student in the Honours History program at the University of Winnipeg
    May 14, 2013

    Hi, I just wanted to begin by first thanking everyone for coming and for all the hardwork that has gone into putting on an event like this.
     And in particular all the staff at the Oral History Centre, the donors, and especially professors Alexander Freund and No lan...

  • The Oral History Centre thanks the donors whose belief allowed us to accomplish such an event
    May 8, 2013

    The Oral History Centre held its official opening last night at the University of Winnipeg with many University staff, donors, faculty and community members and students in attendance. Several projects were on display throughout the night that gave attendees and insight into the Centres progress and mission for the future. The night also featured the opening of our state of the art digital...

  • Apr 12, 2013

    An Introduction to Electromagnetic Interference

    Electromagnetic Interference refers to unwanted electromagnetic waves that can be received and amplified by an audio system. EMI waves can sometimes be picked up by digital recorders infusing an undesirable BUZZ or HUM into the recording file. The most common sources of EMI include power lines, radio frequencies and cell phones.

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  • Mar 1, 2013

    While the University of Winnipeg and the Oral History Centre were closed over the holidays, construction work on the studio continued. The new Oral History Centre renovations will include a new sound proofed interview room and a secondary class room with laptops and digital workstations available to students and community members. The new technology will make higher quality interviews and...

  • Mar 1, 2013

    Special Issue: “Confronting Mass Atrocities”In recent years, oral historians and related practitioners have been increasingly called upon to apply their expertise to contemporary human rights challenges around the world. Testimony and life histories have emerged as an essential means of documenting and commemorating mass atrocities, such as genocide and crimes against humanity. But before oral...

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