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5 Questions About: Family Portraits in Global Perspectives

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, Soledad Quartucci discusses her book Family Portraits in Global Perspectives: An Oral History Collection. Read Michael Tomaselli’s review of Family Portraits in Global Perspectives online and in issue 47.2 […]

Recommended Readings on Anti-Racism, Part 2

In last week’s post, we featured articles from the OHR archive that use oral history to help readers consider issues related to anti-racism. Today we recommend books reviewed in past issues that will further our exploration of  white privilege, civil rights, and systemic racism.  In this second installment of our recommended reading list, editorial interns […]

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: The Creators of the New Roots/Nuevas Raices Oral History Initiative

In their recent OHR article, “Migration and Inclusive Transnational Heritage: Digital Innovation and the New Roots Latino Oral History Initiative,” Hannah Gill, Jaycie Vos, Laura Villa-Torres, Maria Silvia Ramirez demonstrate how the New Roots Latino Oral History Initiative engages with and documents immigrant populations. Here Gill answers a few of our questions about the project. […]

Connecting the Virtual and the Actual: Making a Digital Oral History Project

New York University graduate student Yu-Shih Huang discusses her oral history StoryMap project which maps the life of one of Taiwan’s Lo-Sheng Sanatorium patients, Báu Bān-Ki. By Yu-Shih Huang According to an estimated statistic of International Telecommunication Union, “at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, was using […]

Best Practices for Working with a Transcriptionist

We are grateful for the expertise of veteran Oral History Association members who are willing to share their wisdom with our readers. In this week’s post, Teresa Bergen shares tips for producing high quality interview transcripts when working with a transcriptionist, drawn from her forthcoming book, Transcribing Oral History. By Teresa Bergen You’ve conducted your […]

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