Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story
2014 OHA Annual Meeting
October 8-12, 2014
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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