Performing History: Documenting and Enacting the Asian American Midwest

Project: Research project

Project Details


As an interdisciplinary collaboration, “Performing History” brings together the practices of archival research, oral history research, literary textual analysis, creative writing, and dramatic performance, training community members to interpret and perform historical sources, such as oral history transcripts, personal recollections, letters, diaries, and other documented recollections of Asian Americans. Through these workshops and performances, we seek to foster a participatory public humanities that blurs boundaries between audience, performer, and researcher, thereby encouraging a broad sense of common endeavor and community. By presenting the voices of Asian Americans, the project will promote a redefinition of the Global Midwest.
Effective start/end date1/1/167/31/18


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014-03210-36 // 41300698)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014-03210-36 // 41300698)


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