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Voices of Change II: Bringing Radio Haiti Home
Naomi Nelson, Duke University

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Radio Haiti Archive digital collection (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Radio Haiti Archive digital collection
Author: Craig Breaden
Author: Laura Wagner
Abstract: Audio recordings of radio programs from station Radio Haiti-Inter, documenting Haitian politics, society and culture from 1957 to 2003.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/radiohaiti
Primary URL Description: Radio Haiti Archive
Access Model: open access

Jean Dominique on Collective Passion and Geopolitics in Haiti during the 1998 World Cup (Blog Post)
Title: Jean Dominique on Collective Passion and Geopolitics in Haiti during the 1998 World Cup
Author: Laura Wagner
Abstract: In a 13 July 1998 editorial, Jean Dominique of Radio Haïti-Inter reflected on the geopolitical implications of World Cup soccer, focusing in particular on Haitian love for the Brazilian national team. This passion, and the political ramifications of soccer, continue to this day. This blog post translates this editorial into English.
Date: 7/13/2018
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2018/07/13/jean-dominique-on-collective-passion-and-geopolitics-in-haiti-during-the-1998-world-cup/
Primary URL Description: Jean Dominique on Collective Passion and Geopolitics in Haiti during the 1998 World Cup
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Learning to Listen: A Student Assistant’s Experience in the Radio Haiti Archive (Blog Post)
Title: Learning to Listen: A Student Assistant’s Experience in the Radio Haiti Archive
Author: Tanya Thomas
Abstract: Duke graduate Tanya Thomas reflects on her experience working on the Radio Haiti project and the ways that the skills she learned have helped her as she moves into a career in medicine.
Date: 8/22/2018
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2018/08/22/learning-to-listen-a-student-assistants-experience-in-the-radio-haiti-archive/
Primary URL Description: Learning to Listen: A Student Assistant’s Experience in the Radio Haiti Archive
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Discovering Haitian Culture One Sentence at a Time: A Translator’s Journey in the Radio Haiti Archive (Blog Post)
Title: Discovering Haitian Culture One Sentence at a Time: A Translator’s Journey in the Radio Haiti Archive
Author: Eline Roillet
Abstract: Duke graduate student Eline Roillet reflects on her work as a translator on the Radio Haiti Project.
Date: 10/11/2018
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2018/10/11/discovering-haitian-culture-one-sentence-at-a-time-a-translators-journey-in-the-radio-haiti-archive/
Primary URL Description: Discovering Haitian Culture One Sentence at a Time: A Translator’s Journey in the Radio Haiti Archive
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Providing Access to Radio Haiti Through Multilingual Metadata (Blog Post)
Title: Providing Access to Radio Haiti Through Multilingual Metadata
Author: Maggie Dickson
Abstract: Duke Metadata Architect Maggie Dickson discusses striking the right balance between standardization and specialization in the metadata developed for the Radio Haiti project.
Date: 11/19/2018
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2018/11/19/providing-access-to-radio-haiti-through-multilingual-metadata/
Primary URL Description: Providing Access to Radio Haiti Through Multilingual Metadata
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Radio Activism and the Politics of Grassroots Change (Blog Post)
Title: Radio Activism and the Politics of Grassroots Change
Author: Jennifer Garcon
Abstract: Jennifer Garcon on the ways that the Radio Haiti Archive has informed her research into the various media strategies journalists deployed to mobilize their audiences against dictatorship in Haiti.
Date: 4/1/2019
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2019/07/25/documenting-radio-haiti-inters-time-in-exile-1981-1986-using-lheure-haitiennes-archive/
Primary URL Description: Radio Activism and the Politics of Grassroots Change
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

When Beale Street Spoke in Haiti: From Port-au-Prince to the Oscars (Blog Post)
Title: When Beale Street Spoke in Haiti: From Port-au-Prince to the Oscars
Author: Nathan Dize
Abstract: Nathan Dize discusses a review of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk broadcast as part of the weekly Entre Nous cultural program on Radio Haiti. This recording and others for that program are available through the Radio Haiti Archive digital collection made possible through funding from the NEH.
Date: 3/7/2019
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2019/03/07/when-beale-street-spoke-in-haiti-from-port-au-prince-to-the-oscars/
Primary URL Description: When Beale Street Spoke in Haiti: From Port-au-Prince to the Oscars
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

11 of My Favorite Haitian Creole Expressions from the Radio Haiti Archive (Blog Post)
Title: 11 of My Favorite Haitian Creole Expressions from the Radio Haiti Archive
Author: Laura Wagner
Abstract: Creole is a language of poetry and double meanings, of metaphor and dissembling, of mawonaj. As Laura Wagner began her last week as the Project Archivist on the Radio Haiti project, she emphasizes a lighter side of the project and shares some wonderful Haitian Creole phrases.
Date: 6/27/2019
Primary URL: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2019/06/27/11-of-my-favorite-haitian-creole-expressions-from-the-radio-haiti-archive/
Primary URL Description: 11 of My Favorite Haitian Creole Expressions from the Radio Haiti Archive
Blog Title: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Website: The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Broadcasting memory: Radio Haiti and devoir de memoire (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Broadcasting memory: Radio Haiti and devoir de memoire
Author: Laura Wagner
Author: Craig Breadon
Author: J. J. Dominque
Abstract: As an outspoken voice of Haitian democracy under station director Jean Dominique, Radio Haiti occupied a unique place in Haitian culture and politics from the early 1970s until 2003. As the first news outlet in Haiti to broadcast serious reporting in Haitian Creole – the language of the Haitian majority – Radio Haiti provided a platform to amplify the voices of people who had long been socially and politically excluded. Broadcasting in Haitian Creole was itself a critique of the power structure that favored the French-speaking political and economic elite. In its news, interviews, and programming, Radio Haiti also undertook devoir de mémoire --memory work, the duty to remember – – by revisiting their own archives and commemorating key moments in Haitian history as part of a battle against erasure and forgetting. We contend that the interviews that make up a significant portion of the collection are oral history, representing rare real-time accounts of events that are not recorded in written histories, and voices of rural farmers, factory workers, marketwomen, Vodou adherents, and other people whose words are largely absent from written histories. This archive is itself an act of devoir de mémoire -- preserving Haitian history as part of a duty to remember. Speakers include J.J. Dominique (Jean Dominique’s daughter and Radio Haiti station manager), as well as Laura Wagner, Radio Haiti Archivist, and Craig Breaden, Audiovisual Archivist, from Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.
Date: 10/14/2018
Conference Name: Oral History Association Annual Meeting

Haitian Digital Humanities: Theories and Practice I (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Haitian Digital Humanities: Theories and Practice I
Author: Laura Wagner
Author: Marie-France Guillaume
Author: Claire Payton
Abstract: Over the past several years, many digital humanities projects have emerged on various platforms that have paid special attention to Haiti. These projects include: A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789, Haiti: An Island Luminous, the Haitian History Blog, the Haiti Memory Project, Radio Haiti Archives (Achiv Radyo Ayiti), La Gazette Royal, HaitiDOI.com, and others. Apart from the creation of projects, archivists, students, scholars and teachers have begun adopting digital methods for classroom and practical use to help further the study and preservation of knowledge pertaining to Haiti and its diaspora. This roundtable will discuss existing and forthcoming digital humanities projects in Kreyòl, English, and French. In addition, we will consider issues relating to digital project creation, interaction with Haitian archives, classroom uses, and public engagement.
Date: 11/10/2018
Conference Name: Haitian Studies Association

Rasanblaj ou eklatman? Enfòmasyon ou teledjòl? Deba ou voye-monte? Teknoloji, verite ak objektivite jounalis nan yon mond k ap chanje (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Rasanblaj ou eklatman? Enfòmasyon ou teledjòl? Deba ou voye-monte? Teknoloji, verite ak objektivite jounalis nan yon mond k ap chanje
Author: Laura Wagner
Abstract: This round table discussion examines Haitian journalism in a rapidly-changing world, in which technological innovations such as social media have democratized the production and circulation of information while also creating new avenues for misinformation, rumor, division, and unfounded opinion. Who can be a journalist in Haiti today? How have notions of truth and objectivity in Haitian journalism evolved through the late 20th century to the early 21st century? As technology increasingly allows for preservation of what were once impermanent media, might journalists consider themselves not only collectors and disseminators of information, but also documentarians of the past and of history. How might the digitized archives of a radio station -- ephemeral broadcasts now transformed into historical documents -- inform and shape contemporary journalistic practice? Specifically, what is the significance and relevance of the digital online archives of Radio Haïti-Inter to investigative journalists on the ground in Haiti today?
Date: 11/10/2018
Conference Name: Haitian Studies Association

Bringing Memory Home or a Journey of Rebuilding: The Digital Repatriation of the Archive of Radio Haïti-Inter (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Bringing Memory Home or a Journey of Rebuilding: The Digital Repatriation of the Archive of Radio Haïti-Inter
Author: Laura Wagner
Abstract: Since 2014, the Rubenstein Library at Duke University has been digitizing the audio archive of Radio Haiti; creating a digital archive in Haitian Creole, French, and English; and conducting outreach in Haiti to ensure that as many people as possible have access to this irreplaceable piece of national heritage. As project archivist, Laura Wagner will speak about Radio Haiti, the archive, the digitization project, and the challenges of keeping memory alive.
Date: 1/25/2019
Conference Name: Latin American, Caribbean and US Latin Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Radio Haiti Project Culminating Event: A Conversation with Michéle Montas (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Radio Haiti Project Culminating Event: A Conversation with Michéle Montas
Abstract: Haitian journalist and human rights activist Michéle Montas discussed the legacy of Radio Haïti-Inter, Radio Haiti’s archive at Duke’s Rubenstein Library, and the past, present, and future of justice and impunity in Haiti. With additional remarks by Laurent Dubois, Radio Haiti project archivist Laura Wagner, and AV archivist Craig Breaden. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
Author: Michéle Montas
Author: Laurent Dubois
Author: Laura Wagner
Author: Craig Breaden
Date: 4/11/2019
Location: Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever
Abstract: Befitting Leyla McCalla's family heritage, the multidisciplinary Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever, commissioned and premiered by Duke Performances, amplifies source materials from the Radio Haiti Archive at Duke to lift up everyday voices of resistance and celebration in late-20th century Haiti. Collaborator and director Kiyoko McCrae, known for her devised theater work, weaves together original music, archival recordings, dance, and video projection to create an unparalleled theatrical experience. In commemoration, the piece arrives twenty years after the assassination of Jean Léopold Dominique, the owner and activist behind the independent, Kreyol-speaking station, Radio Haiti-Inter, whose legacy influences McCalla as she synthesizes and premieres this live performance that explores the complexities of what it means to be Haitian.
Author: Leyla McCalla
Date: 3/4/2020
Location: Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University
Primary URL: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/events/world-premiere-leyla-mccalla-breaking-the-thermometer-to-hide-the-fever/
Primary URL Description: Event information for the world premiere of Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever by Leyla McCalla.


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