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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trans Oral History -- Application Due 31 March 2019

The LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (University of Toronto, ON), in collaboration with The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC) will award one six-month postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship is to be taken up, and concluded, between 1 June 2019 and 30 March 2020 (exact starting and ending dates to be negotiated within this time frame).

Spring 2019 Workshops from the Vermont Folklife Center

2019 Spring Cultural Sustainability Institute Workshops from the Vermont Folklife Center

Workshops held in Burlington, VT (in partnership with Generator Makerspace); Middlebury, VT; and White River Junction, VT (in partnership with the Center for Cartoon Studies and Northern Stage).

Tuition: $95/$55 students

Oral History Australia 2019 Conference

Please note that the deadline for submissions to present at our biennial Oral History Australia conference (in Brisbane, 10-13 October 2019) is 1 March 2019. You can find the call for presentations here: www.oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/2019-conference-cfp.html. In keeping with 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, a keynote plenary panel will focus on Oral History, Oral Tradition, and Indigenous History (with invited speakers from across Australia and overseas).

Oral Histories of Death and Dying

Dear Fellow Oral Historians,

I am starting a project that will require oral history interviews in multiple countries on the topic of death and dying and migration. I'm starting my literature review, and I'd be grateful for your reading recommendations! Please reply to me directly (email address below).

Re: Interviewer with ADHD

William Buie,

I agree that this recommendation relayed from a precollegiate teacher does not fit the definition of oral history and does not suit the project requirements in my graduate-level class. I have not shared it with my student, although I appreciate the helpfulness of the person who posted it. Thanks for taking the time to make your important point.