History Sandwiched In: What is Oral History? And Why Does it Matter?

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

The term oral history appears a lot online, so much so that its true meaning has become obscured. Professional oral historians, such as UW-Madison Oral History Program Head Troy Reeves, have tried to push back against this phenomenon through his writings and presentations, including showing examples of "real" oral history done by Wisconsin organizations, including the Wisconsin Historical Society. So, join him as he answers two questions: What's oral historu? Why does it matter?

This talk is presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Speaker's Bureau.

  • Times: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Suggested donation of $3/person