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40 Stories for 40 Years of Whitman-Walker Health

This week we’ll hear from Hannah Byrne about her experiences in helping document the role of Whitman-Walker Health in the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ community in Washington, D.C. for their 40th anniversary By Hannah Byrne I joined Whitman-Walker Health on a grant-funded project to collect oral histories on the intersection of HIV/AIDS and Washington, D.C. in […]

The Laramie Project, Documentary Theater & Oral History Performance

In this post, writer, historian, and activist Holly Werner-Thomas explores “verbatim theater” as a medium for disseminating oral histories, reflecting on her son’s recent high school’s performance of The Laramie Project . By Holly Werner-Thomas Oral historians don’t always think of the theater as an outlet for their work. This thought occurred to me last […]

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 […]

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