CSUF Hansen Lecture

Spring 2017 Hansen Lecture:
Featuring Keir Pearson

When: Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30PM

Where: Titan Student Union, Theatre, CSUF

Free and Open to the Public

Students can participate in a meet and greet with

Mr. Keir Pearson from 4pm – 5pm in PLS 360! 


Pearson, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “Hotel Rwanda,” will speak on “History and Hollywood: The Power of Storytelling Through Film” April 5 as part of the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History’s annual Hansen Lecture.

Pearson, also the executive producer and screenwriter of “Chavez,” has worked extensively on historical biopics usually with sociopolitical undercurrents. He’s worked for Warner Bros., Paramount, HBO, Fox TV and History Channel.

The Hansen Lectureship was created by the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History in honor of Arthur A. Hansen, CSUF professor emeritus of history and retired center director. The lectureship also funds an annual fellowship for a CSUF student pursuing a master’s degree in history with an emphasis on oral and public history.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Titan Student Union’s Titan Theatre. It is free and open to the public. Students can participate in a meet and greet with Pearson from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 360 of Pollak Library.

Read more at: http://news.fullerton.edu/2017wi/PearsonStoryteller.aspx

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Stories from the Women, Politics, and Activism Project

The “Women, Politics, and Activism Project,” at the Center for Oral and Public History focuses on the political lives and actions of Southern California women from the 1960s to the present.   This project centers on conducting more than 100 new oral histories and making accessible another 45 recently recorded interviews with a diverse group of women activists and former elected officials.  By recording women’s memories, we are demonstrating the myriad of ways women have participated in politics from formal, elected office to local community-based organizations.  These oral histories highlight how as individuals and collectively women have made a difference in the types of policies enacted by county and municipal governments in Los Angeles and Orange County.  These interviews also help us understand the reasons why women decide to take political action and, perhaps, shed light on why a gender gap still exists in Americans’ political ambitions (men are still far more likely to run for office than women).  This project also explores the important role women have played in influencing politics and policy in Southern California from outside – as leaders and members, for example, of women’s organizations, environmental organizations, and groups that advocate for workers, the poor, and the disabled.

Visit http://coph.fullerton.edu/WPA/index.php for more information.

Feminists on City Council

20160430_151540.jpgAbby Dettenmaier is the project manager for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Project. She featured narrators in the poster presentation titled, “Feminists on City Council” held at CSU, Fullerton. This collection is a part of the Center for Oral and Public History which is directed by Dr. Natalie Fousekis. You can access the collection’s finding aid to learn more about the narrators’ perspectives on local politics.

California Poster Event

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Hi, California Oral Historians! Please join the Southwest Oral History Association for a poster session at the Center for Oral & Public History, CSUF on Saturday, April 30th from 2-4pm. We’d be delighted to have you present your research or attend this function.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 15th, 2016. Applicants will be notified by April 22nd via email.

To submit a poster, please use the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/2UlHsSsiD5

Please include the following pieces of information:

  1. Title of poster
  2. Abstract for poster
  3. Brief biographical statement or 1­ page CV

Visit our website to learn more: http://www.southwestoralhistory.org/SOHA%20CA-CallforPosters.pdf

Please direct any SOHA poster questions to Jennifer Keil, the SOHA California Delegate, at jennifer@balboaislandmuseum.org.