2015 Annual Conference – Oral History & Health

Start Date: 04092015

Start Time: 8:30am

End Date: 04102015

End Time: 6:00pm

Location: Rutgers University-Camden Campus

Cost: 65.00 +

2015 OHMAR Conference

Full schedule:


8:30 AM – Registration / Coffee

9:30 AM  – Opening Remarks (main room)

9:45 – 10:45 AM – Pecha Kucha, 20 images each for 20 seconds (main room)

Barner Effect

Owen Rogers, Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Andrew Huber, Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Graying of AIDS

Katja Heinemann, The Graying of AIDS Co-Director

Naomi Schegloff, The Graying of AIDS Co-Director

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – Session I (breakout rooms)

Staring out to Sea: Teaching Oral History and Digital Humanities

Roundtable discussion

Abigail Perkiss, Kean University

Dan Royles, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Chelsey Mendoza, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Kirolos Sadallah, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Kaii Abdullah, Kean University

Narrative Ethics for the Oral History Interview: A Narrative Medicine Perspective


Jonathan C Chou, Columbia University – “A Priori Responsibility: Post-ableist Ethics for the Oral History Interview”

Jacqueline P. Ngo, Columbia University – “Narrative Humility in the Clinical Encounter”

Ianthe Schepel, Columbia University – “Therapeutic Fascination, Brotherhood, and Embodied Testimony after Stroke”

Oral History & Narrative Medicine: Ethical, Spatial, and Mindful Interviewing


Cameron Vanderscoff, Columbia University – “Ethics and Encounter in the Interview”

Cameron Donald, Columbia University – “Illness and Disability Narrative, and Conceptualizing Identity”

Erica Fugger, Columbia University – “Narrativizing Mindfulness in Healthcare”

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM — Lunch (included with registration, main room)

Pogue Award presentation

Business Meeting

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Session 2 (breakout rooms)

Encountering Trauma: Self Care for Oral Historians

Roundtable discussion

Helen Gibb, Columbia University

Liz Strong, Columbia University

Philip Napoli, Brooklyn College

Health Care Delivery, Hospital-Based Medicine, and Narratives of Change at Mary Washington Healthcare


Jess Rigelhaupt, University of Mary Washington – “’This is a People Business’ and the Narration of Institutional Change at Mary Washington Healthcare”

Abigail Fleming, University of Mary Washington – “Medicinal Justice: How Mary Washington Healthcare Serves the Fredericksburg Community through Social Programs”

Grace Mann, University of Mary Washington – “‘There Isn’t Any Other Profession Like This:’ Hospice Nurses”

Ellen Peiser, University of Mary Washington – “Keeping the Heart in Health Care”

Ethical Relationships in Health Narratives


Lisa Polay, Columbia University – “The Urgency and Impact of Illness in Interviewing”

Charles Ethan Paccione, Columbia University – “Contemplative Therapy Program for Cancer Care”

Anna F. Kaplan, American University – “Treading Lightly: When Interviewing a Relative is Interviewing Too Close”

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM — (main room)

Clinical Oral History: A 360 Degree Portrait


Danielle Spencer, Columbia University

Stephanie Adler Yuan, Columbia University

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM — Reception (Smokin’ Betty’s)


9:00 AM – Registration

9:30 AM  – Intro to Oral History Workshop

All day – Telling Untold Histories Unconference

Click here to register!

This conference is in partnership with the Telling Untold Histories of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Humanities. Participants are encouraged to register for both events. Registrants for the OHMAR conference only should click option two, “OHMAR Conference ONLY.”