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The Oral History Review

The OHR, official publication of the Oral History Association, is the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history and related fields.
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Mar 28 '14
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Join us on Thursday, April 3,  from 9:30 to 4 pm at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC for an all-day Archives Fair! Enter through the Special Events Entrance on 7th St. and Constitution Ave. The DC Caucus of MARAC and the National Archives Assembly are co-hosting this all-day Archives Fair. Archives-related groups and will be using the area outside the McGowan Theater as an exhibit hall.
You can watch our panel discussion online.
8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour and Exhibit Hall
9:30-10 a.m. Welcome and  Introduction by the Archivist of the United States
10:00-11:30  a.m. Panel Discussion: Crowdsourcing for Enhanced Archival Access
Elissa Frankle, moderator (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Helena Zinkham (Library of Congress)
Ching-Hsien Wang (Smithsonian)
Meredith Stewart (National Archives)
11:30-1 p.m. Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Monuments Men Archives
Barbara Aikens (Smithsonian)
Dr. Greg Bradsher (National Archives)
Maygene Daniels (National Gallery of Art Archives)
2:30-2:45  p.m.  Break and Exhibit Hall
2:45-3:15 p.m. National Archival Authorities Cooperative (NAAC)
John Martinez (National Archives)
Jerry Simmons (National Archives)
3:15-3:45 p.m. Donations Partnership Database
Dawn Sherman (National Archives)
Meg Ryan (National Archives)
3:45-4 p.m.   Closing Remarks and Exhibit Hall

We’ll be there! Especially excited to hear Ching-Hsien Wang’s talk on smithsoniantranscriptioncenter and our own Barbara Aikens on the Monuments Men. Please join us!

archivesofamericanart:

usnatarchives:

Join us on Thursday, April 3,  from 9:30 to 4 pm at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC for an all-day Archives Fair! Enter through the Special Events Entrance on 7th St. and Constitution Ave. The DC Caucus of MARAC and the National Archives Assembly are co-hosting this all-day Archives Fair. Archives-related groups and will be using the area outside the McGowan Theater as an exhibit hall.

You can watch our panel discussion online.

8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour and Exhibit Hall

9:30-10 a.m. Welcome and  Introduction by the Archivist of the United States

10:00-11:30  a.m. Panel Discussion: Crowdsourcing for Enhanced Archival Access

  • Elissa Frankle, moderator (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
  • Helena Zinkham (Library of Congress)
  • Ching-Hsien Wang (Smithsonian)
  • Meredith Stewart (National Archives)

11:30-1 p.m. Lunch & Exhibit Hall

1-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Monuments Men Archives

  • Barbara Aikens (Smithsonian)
  • Dr. Greg Bradsher (National Archives)
  • Maygene Daniels (National Gallery of Art Archives)

2:30-2:45  p.m.  Break and Exhibit Hall

2:45-3:15 p.m. National Archival Authorities Cooperative (NAAC)

  • John Martinez (National Archives)
  • Jerry Simmons (National Archives)

3:15-3:45 p.m. Donations Partnership Database

  • Dawn Sherman (National Archives)
  • Meg Ryan (National Archives)

3:45-4 p.m.   Closing Remarks and Exhibit Hall

We’ll be there! Especially excited to hear Ching-Hsien Wang’s talk on smithsoniantranscriptioncenter and our own Barbara Aikens on the Monuments Men. Please join us!

Mar 28 '14
Mar 21 '14

Special issue of the Oral History Review: “Listening to and for LGBTQ Lives”

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2014
Publication date: Winter/Spring 2016

Guest Editor: 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 historical and contemporary perspectives on the importance of the
lives and experiences of LGBTQ people. Oral history has become a
significant way to uncover the hidden histories of LGBTQ people; and
scholars, activists, librarians, archivists, and organizations are using
oral history theory and methods to put LGBTQ people at the center of
analysis and understand the multifaceted lives and experiences of LGBTQ
people around the world.

The editorial staff of the Oral History Review is actively seeking
short-form (3,000-4,000 word) and long-form (8,000-12,000 word) articles
for a special issue devoted to the theme “Listening to and for LGBTQ
Lives.” Submissions might address any aspect of oral history—theory,
practice, methodology, pedagogy, uses/applications of oral history,
editing and writing oral history, as well as narrative and analytical
pieces based on oral history sources. We also welcome experimental forms
and multimedia dimensions.

We invite submissions that raise innovative points about the use of oral
history in researching and writing about LGBTQ people; highlight the
promises and pitfalls of developing archives devoted to LGBTQ lives and
organizations; explore pedagogical developments in courses on LGBTQ
histories; and elevate new theoretical and/or practical developments in
the growing field of LGBTQ histories.

Mission Statement: The Oral History Review
The Oral History Review, published by the Oral History Association, is
the US journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history
and related fields. The journal’s primary mission is to explore the
nature and significance of oral history and advance understanding of the
field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public.
The Review publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews, in
print and multimedia formats, that present and use oral history in
unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of
the nature of oral history and memory. It seeks previously unpublished
works that demonstrate high-quality research and that offer new insight
into oral history practice, methodology, theory, and pedagogy. Work
published in the journal arises from many fields and disciplines,
reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of oral history. While based in
the US, the Review reflects the international scope of the field and
encourages work from international authors and about international topics.

Direct inquiries and submissions to:

Stephanie Gilmore, PhD
Interim Editor (July 1, 2014 - July 1, 2015), The Oral History Review
Email: shgilmore1@gmail.com
www.stephaniegilmorephd.com

Note: Readers will see the contact person for this special issue is the
newest member of the Oral History Review’s editorial team, Stephanie
Gilmore, who will be interim editor while Kathy Nasstrom is on
sabbatical. Consider this a “soft” announcement of her joining us. We’ll
laud Stephanie’s arrival more formally later this spring. Troy

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Jan 24 '14

Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story

2014 OHA Annual Meeting
October 8-12, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Concourse Hotel

Deadline: February 1, 2014


Motion suggests many things: action and transformation; dynamism and fluidity; migration and the power to move. By its very nature, oral history is constantly in motion – in the evolving relationship between the two parties in an interview; in the interplay between the past and the present; in conjunction with emergent technologies and diverse applications. Oral history also has played a crucial role in documenting and understanding the central movements of our time, from a broad array of social movements to transnational migrations.

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Jan 24 '14