Any Person, Many Stories
Any Person, Many Stories: Histories of Exclusion and Inclusion at Cornell is a shared exploration of our aspiration toward "...any person ...any study." The project will center around a digital exhibition (to open Fall 2022) featuring histories researched and written by Cornell students, faculty (and former faculty), alumni, and staff. The aim is to foster an abiding sense of belonging for all by sparking genuine, necessary conversations about Cornell’s past, present, and future. Collectively, we will surface and share stories that tell us a more complete account of our shared history, in a way that matters to individuals and groups.
The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) invites applications from the Cornell community to participate in Any Person, Many Stories.
Any person, either currently or formerly affiliated with Cornell, is invited to submit a story for consideration to the Any Person, Many Stories project. If you are interested in submitting an idea for a story, a completed story, or have general questions, we encourage you to fill out our interest form. Teams or student organizations who might want to work on a story together are also encouraged to reach out.
- For more information about participating, we invite you to attend our upcoming information session on May 11, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
- Or watch this recorded information session.
The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) invites applications from the Cornell teaching community to participate in Any Person, Many Stories. Faculty and full-time instructors may propose projects that embed an assignment in a course to explore histories of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Cornell. See the call for proposals for more information and to apply for funding to support your project.
For more information about participating, we invite you to attend our upcoming information session on May 12, 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
Development & funding
While CTI is coordinating Any Person, Many Stories, we could not do it without the generous support of our partners across campus (explore our advisory committee) or the funding provided by the Cornell Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity (PADE) through the Belonging at Cornell grant initiative.
- Spring 2021: Initiation and planning
- Summer 2021: Creation and collaboration
- Fall 2021: Development
- Spring 2022: Soft website launch
- Summer 2022: Website completion
- Fall 2022: Exhibit launch
Project goals and objectives
|An increased sense of belonging among members of the Cornell community who engage with the project||
|Faculty development programming on public history to support “Any Person, Many Stories” projects||
|An infrastructure for creating, curating, and submitting content||
|An infrastructure for sharing projects (design, maintenance, marketing)||
|Sustained engagement with “Any Person, Many Stories”||