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Author Interview: Alison Chand on Interviews Done Twice

In our upcoming issue, Alison Chand explores what happens when the same oral history narrator is interviewed on separate occasions by different interviewers. Her findings in “Same Interviewee, Different Interviewer: Researching Intersubjectivity in Studies of the Reserved Occupations in the Second World War” shed light on concepts including memory, composure, and intersubjectivity. In our author […]

5 Questions About NOT Talking Union

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, Janis Thiessen discusses her book NOT Talking Union. See Leyla Vural’s review of Janis Thiessen’s book online now and in the upcoming Spring 2021 48.1 Issue.  What’s […]

5 Questions About Folksongs of Another America

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, James P. Leary discusses his book Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 Read Bud Kliment’s full review here and in the forthcoming issue […]

Author Interview: Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla on Laughter in Oral History Interviews

In our most recent issue, Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla discusses the role of laughter—as distinct from humor—during oral history interviews in “Laughter in Oral Histories of Displacement: ‘One Goes on a Mission to Solve Their Problems,’” demonstrating the unconscious role of emotions in processing memories. Why should we study laughter within the context of oral history interviews? […]

OHR Conversations: Na Li on “History, Memory, and Identity: Oral History in China.” 

In our latest installment of OHR Conversations, our recorded conversations with oral history practitioners and scholars, Na Li and OHR co-editor Janneken Smucker discuss her recent OHR article, “History, Memory, and Identity: Oral History in China,” examining the popular and public role of oral history in shaping Chinese consciousness. OHR Conversations, between Na Li and […]

5 Questions About: Latino Memphis and Oxford

We’ve asked creators of non-print and media projects reviewed in the pages of Oral History Review to answer 5 questions about why we should explore them. In our next installment of this series, Simone Delerme discusses the Latino Memphis and Oxford project, produced for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Read Joshua Lopez’s review of  Latino Memphis […]

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