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Author interview: Noah Riseman on what’s left unsaid in oral histories

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 […]

Special issue of the Oral History Review: “Listening to and for LGBTQ Lives”

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2014 Publication date: Winter/Spring 2016 By Stephanie Gilmore, PhD As we commemorate anniversaries, such as the upcoming 45th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City, and challenge recent developments, including the criminalization of same-sex sexuality in Uganda, scholars, activists, and citizens are compelled to examine and deepen […]

uchicagolgbtqhistoryproject: A few months ago, the UChicago LGBTQ oral history project marked the beginning of our second full year of work with a program for Humanities Day. Monica’s lecture is now online, with introductions by Professor Linda Zerilli and Gina Olson of CSGS. Watch it here: “A Desire for History: Building Queer Archives at the […]

Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project

Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project uwmarchives: Happy National Coming Out Day! Click on the link above to listen to oral histories of eight people sharing Milwaukee’s transgender community and its history. They are social activists, organizational leaders, healthcare workers, service providers, and performers. Individuals self-identify across a broad spectrum of gender identities, and some resist […]

uchicagolgbtqhistoryproject: Everyone’s favorite lesbian newspaper, Lavender Woman, has us feeling misty as fall quarter nears… Source: Lavender Woman, December 1974.

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