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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

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

February 26th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 26th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

February 26th, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ask Aaron: Keeping IU Healthy

Ask Aaron: Keeping IU Healthy

February 26th, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

February 26th, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 26th, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. IU South Bend

(24)Softball vs. IU South Bend

February 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Men’s Tennis vs. Georgetown College

Men’s Tennis vs. Georgetown College

February 27th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Women’s Tennis vs. (22)Georgetown College

Women’s Tennis vs. (22)Georgetown College

February 27th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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