The tradition of oral histories may seem somewhat intangible for use in academic research, but many scholars see inherent value in exploring such a rich and unique tool. To that end, The University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies will present an Oral History Capacity-Building Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building, Santa Ana A & B.

Earlier this year, the Center for Regional Studies sponsored four UNM professors and two UNM graduate students to attend the weeklong “Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute” at The University of Texas at Austin. The participants were from UNM’s Africana Studies, American Studies, English, Honors, and Spanish and Portuguese.

At the upcoming forum, participants will share what they learned during the workshop and how they are applying or will apply that knowledge to their own research.

To reserve a space at the forum, RVSP to alishafitzgerald@unm.edu by Wednesday, Oct. 17.