The NYUAD Memory Project

The NYUAD Library Memory Project facilitates and records short oral history sessions in which two to four partners come together to share stories, important projects, memories, relationships, and other historical moments that have shaped their academic, social, and cultural experiences at NYUAD.

Make History with the NYUAD Memory Project

In celebration of NYUAD’s 10th Anniversary, in 2020 the Library will be sponsoring Memory Project interviewing sessions throughout the year. All NYUAD community members are welcome to participate. Please watch for announcements on the intranet and student portal, or contact us at to schedule time on the calendar for you and your group.

NYUAD community members share stories during a recent Memory Project session.

How to Participate

There are two ways to participate in recording interviews for the NYUAD Memory Project:

  1. Facilitated Zoom session: Contact the team to set up a facilitated session with you and a partner(s), or to organize multiple sessions for your NYUAD department, program, or group, via Zoom. Contact us at (in-person interviewing is currently on hold).

  2. DIY memory recordings: Organize a “DIY” session and record your memories, from anywhere. Invite a friend, colleague, instructor, teammate, spouse, mentor, or fellow community member to participate with you. Instructions and guidelines provided. A pre-session consultation is also available.

If you would like to schedule multiple sessions for your department, group, or office, please contact us at We would love to partner with you to arrange for community storytelling.


The NYUAD Memory Project is a collaborative endeavor of the NYUAD Library, facilitated jointly by Archives and Special Collections and the Center for Digital Scholarship. The project is one of many anniversary activities initiated with and supported by the NYUAD 10th Anniversary Working Group. 

We'd like to acknowledge the following individuals who have served as "Ambassadors" of the Memory Project by assisting with recruitment, planning and advocacy:

Sara Alsuwaidi
Firas Ashraf
Linsey Bostwick
Pauline Conaghan
Pete Dicce

Renee Dugan
Liria Gidija
Matea Kocevska
Sunil Kumar
John Pine

Goffredo Puccetti
Jennifer Scully 
Anthony Tzes
Wayne Young
Hafsa Ahmed

If you are interested in partnering with us as an NYUAD Memory Project Ambassador, we welcome your support. Please contact us at