- PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University ,
What is the stuff of history? Who writes it, who is allowed to speak in it - and in what language? Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow Mary Grace Albanese will speak on a nascent oral history project that aims to gather, publish, and translate Haitian and Haitian-American narratives. The talk will focus particularly on the role of oral history in a Kreyol-French-English linguistic context and, more broadly, on the challenge of translation to the historian.