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Updates to the Program

Thursday, October 9 Session #13: Recovering Endangered Narratives- Session Canceled Session #16: Oral History Recording tours as Visionary Journalism: The SoMove Social Movement Oral History Tour Reportback and Roundtable- Session Canceled Session #18: A Holistic Partnership Approach to Oral Histories with Ethnic Minority Refugees from Burma- Keith Yanner will Chair this session. Session #21: Showcasing […]

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OHA Annual Meeting: Spotlight on Academics as Activists

The Friday morning plenary session will explore the experiences of academics as activists. In several nationally significant political movements in recent years, including major showdowns in Wisconsin and North Carolina, academics have played crucial roles. The panel will feature oral historians who have taken an active role in local, national, and international movements Jacquelyn Dowd

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OHA Annual Meeting: Spotlight on Documentary Film “Private Violence”

Private Violence, an HBO documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, intimately reveals the stories of two women: Deanna Walters and Kit Gruelle. This feature-length documentary film explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America can be her own home. Every day in

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OHA Annual Meeting: Spotlight on Richard Davis “My 80 Years with the Bass”

The Saturday night awards dinner will feature an oral history interview with Richard Davis, who was named a 2014 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows on jazz musicians. Davis is Professor of Bass, Jazz History, and Combo Improvisation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr.

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OHA Annual Meeting: Spotlight on “Uncivil Disobedience”

The opening special session for OHA 2014 will showcase our Madison host site by featuring a staged reading of the innovative documentary theater piece, “Uncivil Disobedience.”  This performance, held in the newly renovated Memorial Union Theater, will highlight oral histories of a thunderous event in the Vietnam-era anti-war movement, the 1970 Sterling Hall bomb explosion

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OHA Annual Meeting: Spotlight on “The Sharecroppers’ Troubadour” Plenary Session

The Sharecroppers’ Troubadour: African American Songs and Oral Poetry as Oral History In the Thursday plenary session at the OHA annual meeting, historian Michael Honey and music educator Pat Krueger will present a mix of oral history analysis, songs, and oral poetry performed by themselves and, through short digital presentations, by John Handcox (1904-1992). Deemed

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Blog: International Committee reflections on 2013 Annual Meeting

By Leslie McCartney, International Committee Web Liaison Over the next couple of months we will feature comments from recipients of this year’s OHA scholarships as designated by the Oral History Association’s International Committee.  This month we feature comments by: Peili Yin, China (Peking University, China) Paper Title: Review on Mainland China Research of Oral History

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