11/01/2019 WORKSHOP: Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History, Family History, and Insider Interviews

For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss. We’ll also discuss the potential for oral history to repair and transform relationships. Optional evening activities include a mini family-themed movie fest and an evening of embarrassing family stories, of course!

This workshop is a good fit for novices or advanced oral historians embarking on a family history project, broadly defined—or for those exploring the nuances of “insider” interviews. Also welcome: those working on projects about constructed families or constellations of people intimately related. Special topics: ethics, memory loss, individual and collective memory, song collection. All students receive a resource packet, which includes examples of relevant forms and an e-reader.

Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Location: Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson, New York
Tuition: $575 ($500 for friends/family members who apply together)

Tuition includes an OHSS e-reader, workbook, tote bag and two group meals. A detailed schedule is provided ahead of time for participants.

* This workshop also serves as basic oral history training for those working on projects without a family focus.

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    https://ohmar.org/wp.../uploads/2020/11/2021-OHMAR-CFP.pdf

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    An opportunity to offer papers to a Polish Periodical

    My name is Jakub Gałęziowski and I serve as a vice-president of Polish Oral History Association (POHA) and a member of the editorial team of Polish academic journal devoted to oral history (Wroclawski Rocznik Historii Mówionej, WRHM) published by The Remembrance and Future Centre in Wroclaw. This year we would like to open our periodical to the international oral history community and that is why I would kindly ask you to distribute our call for papers among local oral historians and publish it on your websites and/or in social media. We would be happy to host new authors and their contribution from other academic, national and social environments.

     

    Deadline for submitting articles, source materials, reviews, interviews, reports from conferences and scientific meetings to vol. 11: August 2021.

     

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

     

    For more information visit our website https://wrhm.pl/wrhm or write an e-mail directly to the WRHM editorial secretary: ewa.maj@zajezdnia.org

    CONTENTS OF ATTACHMENT:

    CALL FOR PAPERS:

    Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionejis an academic, interdisciplinary journal published by Ośrodek "Pamięć i Przyszłość" ("Remembrance and Future" Centre) –one and only in Poland that is devoted to the oral history research. Its goal is to create a platform for methodological reflection on oral history methodology and the exchange of experiences of various centres and experts –from different academic disciplines–engaged in research into the broadly defined area of oral history. This journal publishes both the results of research based on the use of sources of oral history and discussions on the methodology itself, as well as sources of oral history. This journal also presents information about current research, projects, conferences and recently published books concerning oral history. Each new issue of the journal is published by June of the following year.Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionejis listed in the databases of the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Central and Eastern European Online Library, in Baza Czasopism Humanistycznych i Społecznych, and in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH +).Deadline for submitting articles, source materials, reviews, interviews, reports from conferences and scientific meetingsto no 11: August 2021.Register and submit your text: www.wrhm.ple-mail: wrhm@zajezdnia.or

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