WELLINGTON Search Results: “oral history”
We Will Work With You
BY CHRIS LIPSCOMBE
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 17, 2013
Chris Lipscombe, tells us the story of the Wellington Media Collective, originally in 1978 - 1998. A founding collective member and connector, Lipscombe expounds on the history of the organization and its involvement with the community and government of New Zealand.
A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged
BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 17, 2013
James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board.
A Centenarian Remembers
BY GRAHAM BATHGATE
@ VOL 30
ON OCT 15, 2016
Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections. Thelma has passed on. This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories. E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra!
SITEWIDE Search Results: “oral history”
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History Colorado Center
May 10, 2012
Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
Nov 29, 2012
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
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Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Sep 04, 2015
Isaac Theatre Royal
May 04, 2015
La Jolla Historical Society
Aug 25, 2016
Local Authority (upstairs at Corporation)
Oct 19, 2017
Baumann Centre - Pacific Opera
Nov 14, 2018
Digging for History
BY MIEKE KIRKELS
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 23, 2015
"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."
In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her.
Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.
What is the History of Technology and Why Is It Important?
BY JONATHAN COOPERSMITH
@ VOL 6
ON MAR 01, 2016
Presenter Jonathan Coopersmith, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, talks about the progression of technology and its uses- good, bad, or ugly.
A Whirlwind in Manzanar
BY ELLEN HUXTABLE
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 12, 2016
During World War II, Japanese Americans in Los Angeles were evacuated to Manzanar, a relocation center camp in the California desert. Combining oral history with artifacts and primary source material, Ellen Huxtable has researched the experiences of her parents, relatives, and others during their confinement at Manzanar. Ellen’s current project, “A Whirlwind in Manzanar,” is a book of historical fiction for young readers based on this research.
Breast Cancer Treatment: History and Recent Advances
BY RICHARD RICHARDSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
@ VOL 2
ON MAY 11, 2017
Dr. Richard Richardson gives us a peak into the history of breast cancer, and what the future holds.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
A History of British Accents
How do you pronounce the letter "H"? Do you say "HAY-tch", or "AI-tch"? In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16), Mark Staplehurst goes into detail on the history and variety of British accents. The way one speaks in England often says a lot about the way they are perceived -- the class from which they hail, their level of intellect, and their upbringing. As many say George Orwell said (thought it was Wyndham Lewis who said it first): "All Englishmen are branded on the tongue from birth."
Restoring Liberia's History
During and after the Liberian Civil War, countless photos were burned and with them bits of history were lost. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Restoring Liberia's History" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home of Liberia. Along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. Their project (Liberia '77) collected photographs of Liberia from expats and those who maintained photographic remants of the region, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition.
A Brief History of Distilling in New York
Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. In "A Brief History of Distilling in New York" from PKN Garrison Vol. 4, he goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".
Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare
Everyone knows of William Shakespeare, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens doesn't believe it for a second, and in fact denounces him as the true author of the classic plays and writings. In "Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, rather than entertain notions of common knowledge, she gives convincing evidence on how the noble Edward de Vere is likely the true Shakespeare we know and love.
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.
A Brief History of Polyptych Art
"...because sometimes I think the picture isn't ready yet."In A Brief History of Polyptych Art, from Maastricht Vol. 26. Said ten Brinke explores the idea of Polyptich Art, the use of two, three, or more works of art to create a multiple array that becomes a unique piece itself, often with a new context. Some of the oldest known works of the Late Roman Empire are diptychs, a form that continued through the Renaissance and on to today in modern art by artistis such as Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon. Said ten Brinke ends his presentation with a series of self created photo-polyptychs. Check it out!
Digging for History
"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...
A Short History of Print Media
“Before that in 1620 they started publishing newspapers. It didn't take long before it caught on in the provinces. The provinces loved newspapers because everyone likes to gossip and see what was going on.” In A short History of Print Media from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd Volume, Presenter Paul Gibson takes us on a whistlestop tour of the world of print media. From the first newspapers, funny headlines, to some seriously provocative print ads, though a lot has changed, it's clear some things have remained consistent.
"I make art about ineffectual dreamers who try really hard to succeed at something but always fail miserably." In Fabricating History from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist and founder of the Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative, Caitlin Cass, focuses on the need for diverse sources in creative research, especially when you invent them yourself. She reflects on the subjectivity of history and explains how she co-opts historical authority to create comics and counterfeit historical exhibits. Walking us through her artistic process from the stage of “tadpole” to “strawberry dart frog,” Cass presents highlights of her recent comic book an counterfeit historical exhibits, such as “Folktales of American History” and “The Museum of Failure.”
The History of Film as It Pertains to Buster Keaton
"I'm speaking about Buster Keaton because that's really all that really matters." Jennifer Hargis talks about the origins of motion pictures and of Buster Keaton up to WWII, as well as the rise in popularity of both. She also talks about how film influenced Keaton and Keaton influenced film.