We asked Noah Riseman, author of “‘Describing Misbehaviour in Vung Tau as “Mischief” Is Ridiculously Coy’: Ethnographic Refusal, Reticence, and the Oral Historian’s Dilemma” in the latest OHR, to discuss his use of oral history as a research method, reflecting on situations that lead oral historians and narrators to avoid certain topics, just one of many […]
View Post on OUP Blog By Jeffrey W Pickron This week, we bring you an interview with activist and historian Jeffrey W. Pickron. He and three other scholars spoke about their experiences as academics and activists on a riveting panel at the recent Oral History Association Annual Meeting. In this podcast, Pickron talks to managing […]
The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South In the 1970s, the small town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was dominated by the J.P. Stevens textile mills, which controlled many aspects of its workers’ lives. A coalition made up of workers from different races, genders and religious backgrounds came together and won the right to a […]
Teaching Oral History in the Digital Age Happy 2014, everyone! To kick off the new year, we have a podcast with managing editor Troy Reeves and 40.2 contributor Ken Woodard. Woodard is the author of “The Digital Revolution and Pre-Collegiate Oral History: Meditations on the Challenge of Teaching Oral History in the Digital Age.” In this podcast, Woodard […]
We have a bit of a #longread (long listen?) for y’all this week. First, in today’s podcast, managing editor Troy Reeves speaks with DePaul University English Professor and published author Miles Harvey about his recently published oral history collection, How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence. Not only does this collection have a fascinating origin […]
What I Do: Historians Talk About Their Work This month, Luann Jones, historian for the National Park Service, speaks with What I Do about her role as a historian in the Park History Program, and how she uses her background in oral history to train and teach in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.
oralhistoryreview: In celebration of Veterans Day, we’re pleased to share a conversation between Oral History Review managing editor Troy Reeves and Dr. Robert P. Wettemann Jr., director of the US Air Force Academy Center for Oral History. A historian at heart, Wettemann shares his thoughts on the importance of preserving veterans’ stories, using oral history […]
In celebration of Veterans Day, we’re pleased to share a conversation between Oral History Review managing editor Troy Reeves and Dr. Robert P. Wettemann Jr., director of the US Air Force Academy Center for Oral History. A historian at heart, Wettemann shares his thoughts on the importance of preserving veterans’ stories, using oral history to […]
The wondrous world of the UW Digital Collections – OUPblog oralhistoryreview: Caitlin here! I’m interrupting Steven’s excellent coverage of OHA 2013 to let everyone know that our latest post is up at the Oxford University Press Blog. This week, while everyone else was off gallivanting in Oklahoma City, I decided to step outside the oral […]
organisedyouth: An oral history interview with Farrukh Dhondy, British Black Panther on his time with the movement and his views on the reasons for the Movement’s ending.