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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 the academic year 2014–2015.

Showing Interviewee's Deletions in Transcription

We maintain the original transcript from the interviewee as one digital file. We create a second transcript which contains all of the interviwee's additions, deletions and corrections and maintain that as a second digital file, referred to as the "final version" of the interview. It can also be called the "edited version."

Isabel A. Maddux
Greenwich Library Oral History Project
Greenwich, CT

Oral History & Buddhism: Interview Methodology Query

Dear colleagues,

I am currently working towards the completion of a graduate thesis based heavily upon interviews with Buddhist practitioners in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. A portion of this work will examine the interface between oral history methods and Buddhist teachings through the notion of "deep listening" and mindfulness within the interview setting.