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Translating Hobson City

View Post on OUP Blog By Margaret Holloway While we still haven’t figured out a way to reproduce all of the excitement of the OHA Annual Meeting on the blog (see our most recent attempt here), we have figured out how to bring you a sampling of some of the exciting projects oral historians are […]

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 […]

Not just dots on a map: life histories alleviate spatial amnesia in San Francisco

View Post on OUP Blog  By Audrey Augenbraum The #OHMATakeover of the OHR blog continues as Audrey Augenbraum explores Anti-Eviction Mapping Project organizer Manissa Maharawal’s idea of “spatial amnesia” and engaging with public dialogues surrounding neighborhood change. Stay tuned to the OHR blog throughout the month of July for additional pieces from OHMA students and alumni, […]

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 […]

The complexity of biography

View Post on OUP Blog By Liz Strong Throughout the month of July the students and alumni of the Oral History Masters program at Columbia University are occupying the OHR blog, bringing some of their insights and experiences to our corner of the Internet. This first post in the #OHMATakeover begins with Liz Strong responding […]

Summer school for oral historians

View Post on OUP Blog By Shanna Farrell Both in the archives and out in the field, we’re pleased to highlight some of the important work that oral historians undertake. Last month Sarah Gould shared some of her experiences and questions about using oral history in a museum exhibit. Earlier this year, we talked to […]

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