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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 […]

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 […]

pbsthisdayinhistory: November 11, 1918: World War I Ends On this day in 1918, World War I ended after Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in Compiegne, France.  Known as the Great War due to its unprecedented nature, the international conflict began after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir […]

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