How Long Will I Cry?: An interview with Miles Harvey
We have a bit of a #longread
(long listen?) for y’all this week. First, in today’s podcast, managing editor Troy Reeves speaks with DePaul University English Professor and published author Miles Harvey about his recently published oral history collection, How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence
. Not only does this collection have a fascinating origin story, but Harvey offers a fantastic “outsider’s perspective” on working with oral histories. The full OUP introduction includes an excerpt from one of the contributors. If you like what you read, you can request a FREE copy of How Long Will I Cry? from Big Shoulders Books
We were excited to contribute, however minutely, to this important project, so I hope y’all will take a minute to check it all out.
The Usable Past: An interview with Robert P. Wetteman Jr.
In celebration of Veterans Day, we’re pleased to share a conversation between Oral History Review managing editor Troy Reeves and Dr. Robert P. Wettemann Jr., director of the US Air Force Academy Center for Oral History. A historian at heart, Wettemann shares his thoughts on the importance of preserving veterans’ stories, using oral history to get the insider’s perspective, and turning history into a “usable past.” He discusses the Center’s on-going project to document the Air Force Academy’s role in the 2012 & 2013 Colorado Springs, CO wildfires, and previous work done to collect experiences from September 11th. Enjoy!
Tuesday reblog, huzzah!
Oxford University Press - Unknown Warrior (Oxford DNB)
Oxford DNB biography podcast: The Unknown Warrior (d.1914?), an unidentified British soldier of the First World War, buried in Westminster Abbey, London.
‘On armistice day, 11 November 1920, draped with a union flag, the coffin of the Unknown Warrior was placed on a gun carriage at Victoria Station and, attended by admirals, field marshals, and generals, processed through immense and silent crowds to the new Cenotaph in Whitehall. The king, as chief mourner, placed a wreath on the coffin.’
The story of the Unknown Warrior is one of 190 episodes available from the Oxford DNB’s biography podcast archive: new episodes are released every second Wednesday. Receive a daily life by email, or follow the ODNB on Twitter.
Image credit:The Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey, London, 7 November 1920, via Wikimedia Commons.