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Alhaji Papa Susso
Learning to Hear the Stories III: The Borders of Memory

A Workshop on Oral History and TraditionsPre-registration is required
Oral History Workshop

Fri., Mar. 29, 2002, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Ballroom, Kansas Union
"Learning to Hear the Stories III: The Borders of Memory"


Initiated in 2000, the annual Oral History Workshop has become a popular spring event not only for University of Kansas faculty, students, and staff, but also for area elementary and high school teachers as well as for other interested members of the community. Each year, a different aspect of oral history is explored in this day-long workshop.


Plenary speakers:


Mary Marshall Clark, director, Oral History Research Office, Columbia University; and director, "Narrative Networks: The World Trade Center Tragedy" (oral history project on the World Trade Center attacks of September 11) (New York)

Doris Saunders, journalist and author of Ancestor Hunting (Chicago)

Alhaji Papa Susso, director, Koriya Musa Center for Research in Oral Tradition (Republic of Gambia, West Africa)

Ross Talarico, poet and author of Spreading the Word and The Journey Home (California)

Tom Lewin, History, University of Kansas (Lawrence)

Deborah Dandridge, History, University of Kansas (Lawrence)

Mike Tosee, American Indian Studies, Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawrence)


Sessions include:


"Narratives of Tragedy: Immigrant Communities of New York" - Mary Marshall Clark

"Oral History as Journeys Home" - Ross Talarico

"First Peoples, Third World" - Alhaji Papa Susso & Elizabeth MacGonagle

"Ancestor Hunting" - Doris Saunders & Deborah Dandridge

"Methods of Oral History" - Mary Marshall Clark & Tom Lewin

"Starting a Community Project" - Ross Talarico & Mike Tosee

Performance on the kora (a 21 string harp-lute) - Alhaji Papa Susso


Sponsored by:

The University of Kansas,

Office of the Chancellor,

KU Center for Research,

Project on the History of Black Writing,

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

Department of African and African American Studies,

Department of English,

Hall Center for the Humanities


Pre-registration is required. For those registering before March 15, lunch will be provided.


Please contact the Hall Center at 785.864.4798 or e-mail hallcenter@ku.edu for more information.



This event is free and open to the public.


March 29, 2002

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ballroom, Kansas Union
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