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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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Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
Final exams begin

Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

All day event

Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

All day event

Transcripts with grades available

Transcripts with grades available

May 11th, 2020

All day event

Official grades available in One.IU

Official grades available in One.IU

May 11th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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