Upcoming Webinar, November 16, 1pm ET: Sharing Authority: The Oral History Review Special Issue on Ethics

When: Tuesday, November 16, 1pm ET
Cost: Free to OHA members, Free to OAH Members, $75 for all others

Register Here! (Registration closes Nov. 15)

In partnership with the Organization of American Historians, the OHA is offering a series of webinar.

During this first webinar, the Oral History Review editorial team will join authors of articles in its recent Special Issue on ethics to discuss sensitive issues involved in interviewing living, named subjects. Drawn from their own experiences working with oral history, the authors and editors will engage in a roundtable conversation about navigating the relationships forged with their narrators, funders, archives, and publishers.

OHR Editorial Team:

Abigail Perkiss, co-editor of Oral History Review, is Associate Professor of History at Kean University, specializing in oral history, immersive pedagogy, and the recent past. Her upcoming book, Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey’s Forgotten Shore (Cornell University Press, 2022), was born out of a classroom-based oral history project documenting the relief and recovery after Hurricane Sandy.

Janneken Smucker, co-editor of Oral History Review, is Professor of History at West Chester University, specializing in digital and public history and material culture. In the classroom, she integrates technology and the humanities, working with students to create digital projects. Janneken also consults on digital projects for non-profits and museums and leads workshops on digital tools and strategies. Author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins, 2013), Janneken lectures and writes about quilts for popular and academic audiences.

David J. Caruso is co-editor of the Oral History Review and the Director of the Center for Oral History at the Science History Institute. His current research projects focus on the relationship between science and (dis)ability, on the role that presidential science advisers play in science and technology policy in the United States, on the ways in which LGBTQ scientists and engineers navigate professional structures, and immigrants in science and engineering. David also conducts the Center’s biannual Oral History Training Institute, a week-long workshop designed to introduce historians to the oral history methodology. He received his doctoral degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, where he worked on the history of American military medicine before, during, and after World War I and on the creation, dissemination, and use of automated external defibrillators in the mid- to late 20th century. He received his undergraduate degree in history of science, medicine, and technology from Johns Hopkins University.

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