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Behind the Scenes at OHR

Welcoming Our New Copy and Production Editor

Dear OHR readers, please help us welcome Elissa Stroman, our new Copy and Production Editor. We’re so excited to have her as an addition to our team!  Tell us about your interest and background in oral history. I fell into oral history entirely by accident. I was starting my master’s program in musicology, and since […]

“Writing” Oral History at the Organization of American Historians

The Philadelphia-based team of OHR editors welcomes the Organization of American Historians‘ Annual Conference to their home town this April, where they will lead a workshop “Writing” Oral History.  By Janneken Smucker  Editor in Chief David Caruso, managing editor Abigail Perkiss, and digital editor Janneken Smucker each call Philadelphia home, so we are thrilled that […]

The OHR Heads to NCPH

OHR editorial team members Dave, Abby, and Janneken are heading to Hartford, Connecticut for the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History to participate in conversations about publishing in the field of public history. Here, Abby gives a preview. We hope to see you there!  By Abigail Perkiss Next week, at the annual […]

Thanks, Elinor

  The OHR is saying goodbye to Elinor Mazé, our Copy and Production Editor, so naturally we had to interview her before she left. Thank you, Elinor, for all your service! How did you begin working in the field of oral history? Can you give us an overview of your career? It was all happenstance! […]

Behind the Scenes at OHR: The Book Review

In the fourth installment of our series exploring behind the scenes at OHR, book review editor Nancy MacKay talks about the ins and outs of writing a review for the journal. We always are looking for smart readers like you to take on a book or media project to review! By Nancy MacKay The equation is […]

Behind the Scenes at OHR: The Reviewer

In the third installment of our series exploring behind the scenes at OHR, book review editor Nancy MacKay talks about what it takes to be a reviewer for the journal, along with the rewards of doing so. We always are looking for smart readers like you to take on a book or media project to review.  […]

A few reasons we are thankful

Following  in the large footsteps of our OHR editorial team predecessors, we at the blog are offering a timely reflection on some of the (oral history related) things for which we are grateful.  From Janneken, digital editor: I’m thankful that the new OHR editorial team has nearly (knock on wood) survived its first year at […]

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