AREPR Project Leads Present at New Canaan Library’s Resilience Series
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AREPR Project Leads Present at New Canaan Library’s Resilience Series

Valeria Fernández-González, Mirerza González Vélez, Christina Boyles, Andy Boyles Petersen, Elisa Landaverde, and Ricia Anne Chansky teamed up for a digital presentation at the New Canaan Library on March 10. The event highlighted AREPR’s major objectives and introduced a new audience to the the splendid community work AREPR’s students, researchers, and organizers are conducting. If you’re new to…

Metadata and Omeka S Workshop
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Metadata and Omeka S Workshop

What happens to an oral history once it’s recorded, translated and/or transcribed, and shared? Once the initial excitement of a project passes, where do stories live? How can you feel confident that your oral history story persists, and is well cared for and secure? AREPR’s tech team has been grappling with these questions, and for…

Student blog: Transcription, Translation and Editing Training
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Student blog: Transcription, Translation and Editing Training

by Erika J Huertas Cruz  Español: El 13 de noviembre de 2020 se llevó a cabo el adiestramiento: transcripción, traducción y edición de historias orales, ofrecido por la Dra. Ricia Chansky. Este adiestramiento fue coordinado por el Archivo de Respuestas de Emergencias (AREPR) para el equipo de trabajo de investigación.   En el adiestramiento discutió los…

Oral History Outreach
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Oral History Outreach

AREPR’s project director, Dr. Christina Boyles, recently joined Dr. Nadjah Ríos and her class to give a guest lecture on oral history work. The goal of the lecture was to introduce students to oral history as an ethical strategy for working with community. During the class, students learned about oral history as a research methodology…

AREPR Project Lead Receives Teaching Award for Oral History Work
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AREPR Project Lead Receives Teaching Award for Oral History Work

Dr. Ricia Anne Chansky, one of AREPR’s project leads, was recently announced as the recipient of the Oral History Association’s Post-Secondary Teaching Award. Dr. Chansky serves as the coeditor of a forthcoming Voice of Witness project, Mi María: Narratives of the Hurricane and Its Aftermath in Puerto Rico, which seeks to amplify the histories and…

Student blog: Tech and Oral History Workshop
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Student blog: Tech and Oral History Workshop

by Jazmar Villarini Torres Español: Para esta investigación una de nuestras prioridades es mantener la comodidad y la confianza con las organizaciones con las que vamos a trabajar. Dentro de todas nuestras tareas enfatizaremos el consentimiento y el sentido de pertenencia de las organizaciones. Como se mencionó, los estudiantes de investigación y la administración harán…

Early AREPR Work Featured in enculturation
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Early AREPR Work Featured in enculturation

AREPR aims to challenge definitions of resilience, recovery, and refusal by sharing the lived experiences of Puerto Ricans in a post-disaster colonial state. This feature in enculturation, authored by Christina Boyles, depicts the early stages of AREPR and highlights the values, scholarship, and community-driven storytelling we aim to center in our ongoing work. In other…