The Oral History Association is proud to announce the release of its new suite of remote interviewing resources. These resources are a product of the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement to cease face-to-face interviewing for the health of both narrator and interviewer. By March 2020, many of us found ourselves sheltering in place, trying to learn how to do our jobs from home. For those working in oral history, remote interviewing became a pathway to continue essential oral history work.
The 2021 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar focuses on the history of LGBTQ+ people during the Holocaust, as well as the continued relevance of this history to understanding the discrimination that queer and trans people face today. The seminar will explore how the Nazi state persecuted, incarcerated, and interned men in concentration camps for the supposed crime of consensual sex with other men under §175 of the criminal code, with at least 5,000 perishing at the hands of Nazi state agents.
Oral History Australia and Oral History Tasmania have released a Call for Presentations for the upcoming OHA Biennial Conference to be held in Launceston, Tasmania from 14-16 October 2021.
Sending well wishes as the seasons begin to transition from summer to fall. I will be co-hosting an upcoming virtual series about the 75th anniversary of World War II and how lessons from the war can be applied today. Interactive dialogue sessions for World War II @75: Sharing Memories, Examining Legacies, and Forging Peace will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to December 2020.
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