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Oral History and Architecture

In issue 47.1, we feature the review essay, “The New Oral History of Architecture” by Kevin Block, exploring the historiography of architectural oral history and reviewing several recent projects and publications. Here, as he embarks on his own oral history project focused on architectural expertise and knowledge, he shares some of what he learned by […]

5 Questions About: Search for a Socialist El Dorado: Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s

We ask authors of books reviewed in Oral History Review to answer 5 questions about why we should read their books. In our latest installment of the series, Alexey Golubev discusses Search for a Socialist El Dorado: Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s, which he co-wrote with […]

It’s All About Principals: Oral History in Graduate School Administrative Training

The OHR archive is replete with examples of how oral history can inform disciplines outside of the field of historical study. In today’s post, educator Patrick Carlton shares how a trove of oral histories conducted with school administrators has impacted graduate education in the field. By Patrick Carlton I believe oral history captures life information, […]

Author Interview: Eldad Ben Aharon on the Use of Oral History in the Study of International Relations

In his recent OHR article,  “Doing Oral History with the Israeli Elite and the Question of Methodology in International Relations Research,” available in issue 47.1, Eldad Ben Aharon discusses the challenges and benefits of using oral history when researching the history of International Relations and diplomacy. Why is oral history helpful for studying International Relations, […]

5 Questions About: Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

We ask authors of books reviewed in Oral History Review to answer 5 questions about why we should read their books. Today, James Green discusses Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary. Sevil Çakır-Kılınçoğlu’s review of Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary is available online and in issue 47.1 of OHR. What’s it about […]

Bringing your research full circle

Oral history projects do not have static after lives, as this travel journal from Gwyn McClelland demonstrates. He reflects on his recent visit to Japan, where he returned to share the results of his research on the trauma resulting from the atomic bombing in Nagasaki. Meditating on his role as an outsider, he shares what […]

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