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Oral history conference scheduled for May 8 (Released: 4/26/99)

by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut's Center for Oral History will hold a half-day conference on Oral History in Local Space and Cyberspace, on Saturday, May 8, at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The conference, which is open to the public, begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and introductory remarks at 9 a.m.

The conference includes presentations titled "Oral History and Local Memory," based on the transformation of the rural agricultural village of Lebanon, Conn., into a high tech agricultural suburb, and "1968 - The Whole World was Watching: A Classroom Oral History Project on the Web." There will also be a panel discussion on the practice of oral history.

Registration is $15 before May 1, or $20 after May 1. Registration for students is $5. A hot buffet lunch is available for $12. For information, call Martha McCormick at (860) 486-5245.