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Charlton Oral History Research Grant - Baylor University Institute for Oral History

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for summer 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year. With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome.

Re: Teaching Students to Listen

"The Aerobic Art of Listening" is a practice-based reflection containing insights gained from my three decades of oral history interviewing. Feedback from my students is that the real life examples and personal anecdotes enhance their understanding, so I will post it here - please forgive self-promotion.
McHugh, S. A. (2007). The aerobic art of interviewing. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 18, 147-154.
Siobhan McHugh, Australia.

Most recent Oral History Review posts at Oxford's OUPblog

Hello, from cold, snowy Madison, where we like many of our colleagues are wishing for Spring. While we wait, here's our check-in to alert H-OralHist readers to new posts from the Oral History Review at Oxford University Press's OUPblog.

Our most recent piece went live today (2/20/2015), with guest blogger Mark Larson talking about the art of listening:


Oral History Summer Training

June 2-4, Catching Stories Oral History Institute, Kenyon College, Gambier. Ohio Humanities and Rural Life Center at Kenyon offer this annual opportunity to learn all stages of oral history through hands-on activities. To develop these skills, participants will work on a practice project and consult with experts about planned projects. Application deadline is April 28.

Contact Jim Calder