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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 […]

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 […]

Listening for change

VIew Post on OUP Blog  By Ariel Beaujot In OHR 44.1 Susan McLeod reviewed Hear, Here a project of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse that utilizes innovative techniques to connect the public with oral history. We were excited to read about it and invited the project’s founder, Ariel Beaujot, to join us on the blog […]

Getting in on the joke

View Post on OUP Blog By Julian Simpson  Last month we brought you a short interview with Katie Holmes, about her article, Does It Matter If She Cried? Recording Emotion and the Australian Generations Oral History Project, asking how to read and make sense of emotion in oral history. Today we continue this conversation in […]

Remembering veterans

Remembering veterans | OUPblog By Alex Dracobly, Brent C Bankus, and Ellen Brooks  With Memorial Day in the U.S. right around the corner, we’re bringing you a glimpse into a handful of oral history projects focused on collecting and preserving the memories of military veterans. Check them out, and mention your favorite projects in the […]

Learning to read emotions in oral history

View Post on OUP Blog  By Katie Holmes  The most recent issue of the OHR featured two stories on understanding emotion in oral history interviews. In one piece, Julian Simpson and Stephanie Snow asked what role humor plays in healthcare, and how to locate it in oral history. In another piece, Katie Holmes asks how […]

Challenges of a hometown oral history performance

View Post on OUP Blog  By Elizabeth M Melton  One of my first oral history performance experiences was watching E. Patrick Johnson perform Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales, the readers theater version of his oral history collection, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, at Texas A&M University. […]

Tending the roots: a response to Daniel Kerr

View Post on OUP Blog By Allison Corbett Here at the OHR blog we love a good origin story, where we get to hear firsthand how one of our colleagues fell in love with oral history, and how they use their own backgrounds and experiences to inform their practice. Sometimes, the people we hear from […]

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