Since late December, Mary Anne Trasciatti, a Hofstra University professor has videotaped dozens of interviews with residents at Gentle Brew Coffee Roasters, on Long Beach's main drag; in a local community center; in a craft store; in flood-ravaged homes still marked with water lines. The videos—most of which are about 15 minutes long—will end up in a Hofstra archive, and may one day be available online, as part of an interactive map of Long Beach, she said. A Hofstra graduate student studying documentary filmmaking, Tiannah Bruce, is volunteering her help on the project and will also use the footage for a film. For full story click here.
When Superstorm Sandy hit the United States’ east coast in late October, Caitlin Tyler-Richards was struck by the way in which oral historians and other like-minded academics responded to the ensuing chaos. For full story click here.