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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

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

All day event

Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

August 10th, 2018

All day event

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

August 11th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

All day event

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

August 26th, 2018

All day event

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

September 3rd, 2018

All day event

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