Charles Hardy III Lecture

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 14:00


A pioneer in oral history and new media, Professor Charles Hardy III is a two-time winner of the Oral History Association’s Nonprint Format Award, and a recipient of the West Chester University E. Riley Holman Memorial Faculty Award for innovative teaching techniques that foster student creativity in 2015, and the 2016 American Historical Association’s Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History. Active in oral history since the late 1970s, Professor Hardy is currently working on a multi-institution, student-built, cross-generational, interview-based history of immigration in Philadelphia. On October 16, 2018, we welcome Professor Hardy to the UWinnipeg to give the 2018 Bonnycastle lecture titled: “Connecting Classrooms and Communities:  Student Engagement Through Oral History and Digital Media.”


The media convergence and new forms of collaborative scholarship forecast in the early years of the digital revolution are now coming of age. In this presentation, noted oral historian Charles Hardy III will talk about the transformations in oral history practice since the 1970s, and how free, constantly improving open-source tools enable [big] classroom/archive/community collaborations that engage students in all facets of oral history practice, from research and field work through curation and the authoring of collaborative digital storytelling projects. Professor Hardy will do this by sharing a history of the multi-award winning website Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia, (2014-2016) and introduce its sequel, Philadelphia Immigration. We encourage those attending to browse Goin’ North and to look at “Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North,” on the History in the Digital Age website.


Date: Tuesday October 16,  6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


Location: Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg.


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