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Mentoring the next generation of oral historians

View Post on OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer Ask anyone who has been to an Oral History Association annual meeting and they’ll tell you that one of the best parts of the conference is the people. The conference offers the chance to meet and learn from oral history veterans, as well as those just getting […]

Reflections on the ‘urge to collect’

View Post on OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer and Linda Shopes In the most recent issue of the Oral History Review, Linda Shopes started an important discussion about changes she has seen in the field of oral history in “‘Insights and Oversights’: Reflections on the Documentary Tradition and the Theoretical Turn in Oral History”. Linda’s article […]

Calling oral history bloggers – again!

View Post on OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer Last April, we asked you to help us out with ideas for the Oral History Review’s blog. We got some great responses, and now we’re back to beg for more! We want to use our social media platforms to encourage discussion within the broad community oral historians, […]

What we’re thankful for

View Post on OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer and Troy Reeves Since we’re still recovering from eating way too much yesterday, Managing Editor Troy Reeves and I would like to sit back and just share a few of the things we’re thankful for. Troy Reeves: Wow! So many things I’m thankful for, such as family, […]

Recap of the 2014 OHA Annual Meeting

View Post on OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer Last weekend we were thrilled to see so many of you at the 2014 Oral History Association (OHA) Annual Meeting, “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story.” The panels and roundtables were full of lively discussions, and the social gatherings provided a great […]

The power of oral history as a history-making practice

View Post on OUP Blog By Andrew Shaffer This week, we have a special podcast with managing editor Troy Reeves and Oral History Review 41.2 contributor Amy Starecheski. Her article, “Squatting History: The Power of Oral History as a History-Making Practice,” explores the ways in which an intergenerational group of activists have used oral history […]

So Long, Farewell

View Post on OUP Blog By Caitlin Tyler-Richards Dearest readers, I am sorry to say that the time has come for me to say goodbye. I have had a wonderful time meeting you all, not to mention learning more than I ever thought I would know about the fantastic field of oral history. However, grant […]

Oral History Review’s Short Form Initiative

View Post on OUP Blog By Caitlin Tyler-Richards On behalf of the Oral History Review editorial staff, I am excited to publicly announce the journal’s latest project: the short form initiative. What is this? (I imagine everyone wondering aloud with feigned nonchalance.) Well, while the typical OHR article tends to fall between 8,000 to 12,000 […]

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