Rutgers Living History Society Annual Meeting has been cancelled
October 21, 2022
College Avenue Student Center
College Avenue Campus
126 College Avenue
Brunch begins at 9:00 AM
Program begins at 10:00 AM
Admission is $25 per person
Svetlana Alexievich, 2022 Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award Recipient
Alexievich is a Nobel Prize-winning journalist, oral historian and author. Her works include The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II; Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II; Boys in Zinc: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War; Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster; and Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. Born in Ukraine and raised in Belarus, she writes in Russian. Her books have been translated into fifty-two languages and published in fifty-five nations. She won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," becoming the first winner for works based entirely on interviews. As she is unable to attend the event in person, Alexievich will instead deliver her acceptance speech via video.
Previous recipients of the Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award include Tom Brokaw, Steven Spielberg, Studs Terkel, Rick Atkinson, Ken Burns, David Isay, Elizabeth and Michael Norman, Isabel Wilkerson, Michael Beschloss, Peter Bergen, Jaqueline Dowd Hall, Ric Burns, John Whiteclay Chambers II, James Bradley, Deborah Gray White and Doug Stanton.
For information about Rutgers University COVID-19 Protocols, click here.
To view the video of the RLHS Annual Meeting 2021 and acceptance speech of Ambrose Award winner Doug Stanton:
80th Anniversary Commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day
December 7, 2021, 10:30 AM
Class of 1942 World War II Memorial Plaza, Voorhees Mall, College Avenue Campus
Refreshments 11 AM, Van Dyck Hall 211
For more information, email
Special Online Exhibit
In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, the Rutgers Oral History Archives presents Voices of Veterans, an online exhibit showcasing passages from oral history interviews of men and women, many of them Rutgers alumni, who served in World War II and in conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Click on the image below to view the exhibit.
John Whiteclay Chambers II Oral History Graduate Fellowship Lecture
"Fighting Back: How Anti-Rape Activists Fostered Feminism on Campus"
Presented by Anna Richey, Doctoral Fellow, Department of History
Wednesday, April 13 7 PM
The 2021-'22 Chambers Fellow is Anna Richey, a doctoral fellow in the Department of History. Her lecture, entitled “Fighting Back: How Anti-Rape Activists Fostered Feminism on Campus,” will examine students in both the Women’s Liberation and Civil Rights Movements and their work to stop rape within their communities.
Oral histories play a central role in Richey's research by centering the voices of survivors and activists, as they redefined public discourse on gendered violence. These interviews illuminate the powerful history of student-led grassroots organizing, the implementation of Title IX within higher education, and the growth of the supposedly “safe space” of the modern college campus.
The Chambers Fellowship Lecture is co-sponsored by the Rutgers Oral History Archives, Rutgers Living History Society, Department of History, and Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
To view the recording of this Zoom Webinar, click here.
For more information about the Chambers Fellowship, click here.
The Rutgers Public History Lecture Series
Monday, March 24, 2014
Dr. W. Bernard Carlson
Chair, Engineering and Society
Professor of Science, Technology, and Society
Professor of History
University of Virginia
Author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
“Method in His Madness: Nikola Tesla and Disruptive Technologies”
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Place: Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, 4th Floor, CAC
Rutgers Department of History
IEEE History Center
Rutgers Oral History Archives
Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
The Thomas Edison Papers
Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Please call Shaun Illingworth at the ROHA office by phone, 732-932-8190, if you have any questions.