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Diagnosing Public Health Crises: What We Can Learn About Ebola from Oral History

In this post, public health journalist Katherina Thomas contemplates the power of oral history to not only document a public health crisis, but also create greater understanding about health inequities by empowering communities and allowing those too frequently silenced to share their stories. By Katherina Thomas Last week, as the Democratic Republic of Congo declared a […]

Listening for Our Times

Tomorrow will mark one year since the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. It’s been a year in which many of us have asked how our oral history practice can be useful not only to preserve the memories of the past, but also to intervene in the present. This […]

Counting down to OHA2017

View Post on the OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer It’s no secret that we here at the Oral History Review are big fans of the OHA Annual Meeting. It’s our annual dose of sanity, a thoroughly enriching experience, a place to make connections, a great opportunity for young scholars, and the origin of some lively […]

Oral history and the importance of sharing at Pride in Washington D.C.

View Post on OUP Blog By Holland Hall and Robert Baez Back in March we heard from our friends at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP)at the University of Florida, who had traveled to the Women’s March on Washington as part of an experiential learning project. Working with their colleagues at the UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies […]

Planting the seeds of resistance

View Post on OUP Blog  By Joshua Burford Today we’re starting a new series on the blog where we explore the intersections of oral history and social change. Throughout 2017 we’ll bring you origin stories from activist historians, updates from the front lines, methodological approaches, and more from people who are using oral history to […]

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