OHR Conversations: Feminist Oral History

In this installment of Oral History Review‘s OHR Conversations, Digital Editor Janneken Smucker joins contributors to the recent special section, “Decentering and Decolonizing Feminist Oral Histories: Reflections on the State of the Field in the Early Twenty-First Century” to discuss how the seminal text, Women’s Words and the ideas explored in their special section have impacted their work. 

This is the second part of a two-part post offering reflections on the Winter/Spring 2018 Oral History Review special section on feminist oral history. Contributors to the conversation include Katrina Srigley, Lorraine Sutherland, Jennifer Brier, Ioana Radu, and former OHR editor-in-chief, Kathryn Nasstrom. Previously, section co-editors Katrina Srigley and Stacey Zembrzycki shared the origin story of both this special section in the OHR and their newly published collection, Beyond Women’s WordsWe also recently heard from co-author Li Huibo about her article, “Hearing Her: Comparing Feminist Oral History int he UK and China.” 

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Featured image: Cedar-Eve Peters, an Anishinaabae Kwe artist, painted this mural over the course of the Oral History Association annual meeting, as part of the Decolonizing Street Art programming, which included a mural tour. Cedar-Eve says that her art is one way to remember her ancestors. Image shared by Steven High of Concordia University’s Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, the hosts of the recent Oral History Association annual meeting.