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Material Memory
Material Memory

We live in the age of information, but how often do we think about what has been lost—or nearly lost? From memories... more

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Heritage Has a History

Anthropologist Dr. Blessing Nonye Onyima discusses the effects of colonialism and climate change on Nigeria’s cultural heritage, from the changing... more

31 Mar 2021 · 27 minutes
The Home of Memory

Where do we house our memories? What does it mean to lose our records? Drawing on her experience as an... more

09 Mar 2021 · 25 minutes
Living Heritage

Intangible or “living” cultural heritage includes folk arts, food, and other traditions. Host Nicole Kang Ferraiolo talks to media scholar... more

12 Feb 2021 · 23 minutes
Climate Displacement and Cultural Resilience

Victoria Herrmann, president of the Arctic Institute, discusses climate displacement in the United States, the risks it poses to communities... more

21 Jan 2021 · 23 minutes
How We Tell the Story of Disaster

Anthropologist and emergency management specialist Dr. Crystal Felima speaks about her work on climate hazards, disaster narratives in Haiti and... more

18 Dec 2020 · 20 minutes
Archivists Against the Climate Crisis

Archivists Eira Tansey and Ben Goldman discuss their research on the impact of climate change on U.S. archives. They share... more

10 Nov 2020 · 23 minutes
Does it Matter? Cultural Memory and the Climate Crisis

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity—but how does cultural heritage fit in? Hear from all seven of this... more

10 Nov 2020 · 19 minutes
Sound and Meaning: Preserving Native American Voice and Song

In this episode of Material Memory, we return to the Autry Museum of the American West in southern California, where... more

24 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
"Hello, Friends" The Story of the Indians for Indians Radio Hour

In this episode of Material Memory, we talk with a staff member at the University of Oklahoma who has been... more

18 Mar 2020 · 57 minutes
Not Even in the Dictionary

Iñupiaq dialects—spoken by people in the northernmost parts of Alaska—are considered  “severely endangered,” with about 2,000 native speakers of these... more

26 Feb 2020 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Material Memory
Heritage Has a History
Material Memory