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Author: Nicole Strunk

Oral History’s Role in Preserving Palestinian History

In this week’s post, Rosemarie Esber discusses how oral history has served a vital role in preserving Palestinian voices during the post-1948 period. Here she recounts some of her experiences interviewing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. By Rosemarie M. Esber From cutting funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)—which provides 5 million Palestinian […]

The Laramie Project, Documentary Theater & Oral History Performance

In this post, writer, historian, and activist Holly Werner-Thomas explores “verbatim theater” as a medium for disseminating oral histories, reflecting on her son’s recent high school’s performance of The Laramie Project . By Holly Werner-Thomas Oral historians don’t always think of the theater as an outlet for their work. This thought occurred to me last […]

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