Friday, October 21, 2016

Want to learn about oral history research
and get a jump start on your master's?


Barnard, Columbia, GS, and SEAS juniors
are eligible to apply for our BA/MA Program. 

We invite you to join OHMA for our Fall Open House, 

sit in on a class, meet with our directors, 

or connect with our students and alumni!

Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Barnard College, Columbia College, General Studies, or the School of Engineering and Applied Science may request early admission to our Oral History MA program (OHMA) through the BA/MA option. By way of this program, students have the opportunity to apply in their junior year to take OHMA's graduate-level coursework during the subsequent academic year.
The deadline and required materials for the BA/MA option remain the same as the standard OHMA application. Interested students are encouraged to contact OHMA Co-Director Amy Starecheski at and to submit an online application by our priority deadline of March 1, 2017.
Please note that admitted students to the BA/MA option are not formally enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences until after conferral of their undergraduate degree, but that up to three graduate-level courses (nine to twelve credits) of level-5000 and above and/or one-half Resident Unit taken in excess of their bachelor’s program requirements may be transferred to OHMA.
Nov. 3: FALL 2016
Please join us for our Fall Open House on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Knox Hall 509. 

On the agenda: 
  • Information session
  • Meet and greet with OHMA students & alums
  • Presentation by Nyssa Chow (OHMA 2015)
  • Mini-interviewing workshop, taught by OHMA Co-Directors Mary Marshall Clark & Amy Starecheski
  • Refreshments!
In this open house, Nyssa Chow (OHMA 2015) will be presenting a portion of her thesis, which focuses on the lived experience of history as told by three women born in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1920s. What was life in the British colony like for these women? In "Still.Life.," you will see and hear accounts that are grounded in that time and place, but also stories that are timeless, deeply personal and universally human.
Nyssa is an OHMA student and Teaching Fellow in our Method, Theory, and Interpretation course this fall through Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Her work with OHMA Co-Director Mary Marshall Clark to transform oral history by teaching visual literacy recently received Columbia’s Faculty Provost Award.

She is also a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, and a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Women in Film and Television Fellowship, the Toms Fellowship, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Foundation Award. 
Born in Trinidad, Nyssa has a particular interest in multimedia experiments in storytelling, and collaborations that bring oral history and education closer together.

Please RSVP to our Fall Open House Eventbite page here.

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