Student oral history projects from the service-learning and community-based courses "Refugee Lives: Violence, Culture, and Identity" and "Documenting the Middle East: Community & Oral History" use community-based and student documentary production to record diverse voices from Palestinian-American and refugee communities. The student-produced fieldwork will now be permanently housed at Duke's Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library.
"I think the value of the oral history approach is endorsed by the fact that the Rubenstein invited these important long-form interviews with refugees and others residing in the Arab world (Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine) and in diasporic communities worldwide. The archives also include, besides the audio recordings themselves, word-for-word transcripts, field notes, photographs, and other materials," said Nancy Kalow, who teaches both courses.
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