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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 […]

The Intersubjectivities of Interviewing and Pregnancy

All oral history interviews result from the interaction between interviewee and interviewer, and the intersubjectivities within that relationship. Oral historian Liz Strong experienced many variations of this dynamic over the nine months of her pregnancy, which she shares in this post. By Liz Strong On the day that I went into labor, I conducted two […]

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. […]

OHR Conversations: Janice Fernheimer on “Sustainable Stewardship” in the College Classroom

In this OHR Conversations, Janice Fernheimer, co-author of “Sustainable Stewardship: A Collaborative Model for Engaged Oral History Pedagogy, Community Partnership, and Archival Growth,” describes the processes at the heart of her classroom/archive/community partnership at University of Kentucky. Drawing from the recently published article, “Sustainable Stewardship: A Collaborative Model for Engaged Oral History Pedagogy, Community Partnership, and […]

Transcribing Woes of Disabled Oral Historians

In this guest post, public history graduate student Grant Stoner reflects on the difficulties of oral history transcription for individuals with physical disabilities, challenging us to consider issues of accessibility within oral history methodology, while noting the limitations of digital technologies. By Grant Stoner During my first semester as a graduate student in the Public […]

Oral history through Google Glass

View Post on OUP Blog By Juliana ¬†Nykolaiszyn It was late in the day when a nondescript package arrived at my office. After carefully opening the box and lifting off the lid, there it was: Google Glass. And yes, it was awesome. Initially, the technology geek in me was overjoyed, but the oral historian soon […]

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