The Oral History Review has written an article an interview with contributor Jason Ruiz, who explains some of the motivations behind the project, the erotics of oral history, and how others can build on the successes of the Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project. – See more here.
The goal of this blog is to further promote the Oral History Review’s mission of advancing the understanding of oral history among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public. In conjunction with the OHR, we provide digital space to those interested in presenting ideas, thoughts, conclusions, or arguments on the topic of oral history, and we promote these ideas through social media. While we primarily focus this effort on giving OHR authors additional room to discuss their scholarship, we also use our platform to promote the national Oral History Association’s efforts, and we encourage oral history-focused submissions from anyone anywhere. For more information including many links to articles, click here.
The Oral History Review on OUPblog podcast is back! Today’s episode features OHR contributors Drs. Linda Crane and Tracy McDonough answering OHR Managing Editor Troy Reeves’s questions about the Schizophrenia Oral History Project and their article, “Living with Schizophrenia: Coping, Resilience, and Purpose,” which appears in the most recent Oral History Review. – See more and listen here.
On behalf of the Oral History Review editorial staff, I am excited to publicly announce the journal’s latest project: the short form initiative. What is this? (I imagine everyone wondering aloud with feigned nonchalance.) Well, while the typical OHR article tends to fall between 8,000 to 12,000 words, we are now actively seeking substantially shorter submissions — approximately 3,000-4,000 words in length. The editorial staff will review pieces with the journal’s usual mission statement in mind, but also welcomes submissions that experiment with form and/or boast a multimedia dimension. – See more here.
This episode of the Oral History Review on OUPblog, I take the opportunity to interview Michael Gillette, author of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History. In this podcast, Gillette discusses the book, the research behind and process of interviewing “Mrs. Johnson,” and his current role as executive director of Humanities Texas. Our host, Oxford University Press, published Lady Bird Johnson at the end of last year. For full story, including podcast, click here.