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Allowing the past to speak

View Post on the OUPblog Beginning in January a new editorial team will take over the OHR, bringing in some fresh voices and new ideas. Before we hand over the reins, we asked the new team, composed of David Caruso, Abigail Perkiss, and Janneken Smucker, to tell us how they came into the world of […]

On burnout, trauma, and self-care with Erin Jessee

View Post on the OUPblog Last week, Erin Jessee gave us a list of critical questions to ask to mitigate risk in oral history fieldwork. Today, we’ve invited Jessee back to the blog to talk more in-depth about her recently published article, “Managing Danger in Oral Historical Fieldwork,” spotting signs of trauma during interviews, and dealing with the sensitive […]

Diving into the OHR Archive

View on the OUPblog By Andrew Shaffer One of my favorite tasks as the OHR’s Social Media Coordinator is interviewing people for the blog. I get to talk to authors of recent articles from the OHR, oral historians using the power of conversation to create change, and a whole lot more. As a narcissistic millennial, however, I am now turning the spotlight inward, interviewing myself about […]

Hearing to heal

View Post on OUP Blog By Angela Zusman At the 2014 OHA Annual Meeting, the African American Oral History Program at Story For Allreceived the prestigious Vox Populi Award, one of the highest honors in the oral history world. Today on the blog we hear from Angela Zusman, the project’s Founder and Executive Director, about […]

In the oral history toolbox

View Post in OUP Blog By Steven Sielaff Throughout 2016 we’ve featured oral history #OriginStories – tales of how people from all walks of life found their way into the world of oral history and what keeps them going. Most recently, Steven Sielaff explained how oral history has enabled him to connect his love of […]

Oral history and social justice

View Post on OUP Blog  By Sarah K Loose The #OHMATakeover of the OHR blog continues as Sara Loose explains her origins in oral history and how the skills and perspectives she gained at Columbia have influenced her career so far. Stay tuned to the OHR blog throughout the month of July for additional pieces […]

Oral history as a political response

View Post on OUP Blog By Eylem Delikanli The #OHMATakeover of the OHR blog continues as Eylem Delikanli discusses the potential of first-person narratives to counter Islamophobia in the United States. Stay tuned to the OHR blog throughout the month of July for additional pieces from OHMA students and alumni, and come back in August […]

Making queer history visible in North Carolina

View Post on OUP Blog By Josh Burford This year, we have focused on people and institutions using oral history in innovative ways, discussing the challenges they face and their motivations for using oral history to make positive changes in the world. In April we talked to Scott Seyforth and Nichole Barnes about the impressive […]

Queering oral history

View Post on OUP Blog  Murphy, Jennifer Pierce, and Jason Ruiz suggest some of the ways that queer methodologies are useful and important for oral history projects. Moving between Alessandro Portelli and recent innovations in queer theory, the piece offers both practical and theoretical suggestions about what oral historians can learn from queering oral history. […]

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