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The Institute for Local and Oral History promotes the study and practice of local and oral history. Local history provides a window into how national and regional developments affect local communities and how local communities affect national and regional developments. Local stories also may differ significantly from existing narratives of history. Oral history provides firsthand accounts of history and adds new information not yet in the historical record. Our institute focuses on the southern Indiana area but also encompasses the Louisville area. We provide extracurricular opportunities to enhance student learning and promote campus and community engagement in history. We encourage students to engage in active and applied learning by doing history.

  • We put on and sponsor programming including oral history workshops and campus events.
  • We provide assistance to students and other campus and community members interested in learning more about oral history and/or embarking on an oral history project.
  • We create opportunities for students majoring or minoring in history by showcasing internship and volunteer opportunities.
  • We collaborate with other campus institutes and organizations concerning historically-related events and programming.
  • We spotlight the work of local historians even if their work is not related to oral history and the southern Indiana and Louisville area.

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Campus Events

Classes begin (3-week session)

Classes begin (3-week session)

November 30th, 2020

All day event

Sojourners for Truth…Find Your Village at IUS!

Sojourners for Truth…Find Your Village at IUS!

December 1st, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spectrum Fall 2020 Meetings

Spectrum Fall 2020 Meetings

December 2nd, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CANCELED: Spectrum Fall 2020 Meeting

CANCELED: Spectrum Fall 2020 Meeting

December 2nd, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SGA Meeting (Virtual Only)

SGA Meeting (Virtual Only)

December 4th, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Midway University

Women’s Basketball vs. Midway University

December 5th, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Midway University

Men’s Basketball vs. Midway University

December 5th, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Netflix Watch Party

Netflix Watch Party

December 5th, 2020

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Fall Classes End (Full-term)

Fall Classes End (Full-term)

December 6th, 2020

All day event

Fall Classes End (8-Week Session II)

Fall Classes End (8-Week Session II)

December 7th, 2020

All day event

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