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Oral History Society (UK) Statement on the Boston College Belfast Project, May 2014

Oral History Society (UK) Statement on the Boston College Belfast Project, May 2014

The legal action taken by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to seize oral histories held by Boston College serves as a warning not only to oral historians, but to all those engaged in collecting historical data about criminal activity or allegations of criminal offences. The case raises legal, ethical and moral issues for researchers and archivists.

H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-05-15 - 2014-05-16


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Remote interviewing via video conferencing?

Hi Lauren,

I hired an RA to interview for me a couple of years ago and was not happy with the results. I am currently planning to hire an RA to set up the interview, but want to conduct the interview myself via Skype with the RA's assistance on the other end. I would be very interested to learn of other people's experiences with similar methods.

Elise Chenier
SFU, History
Director, Archives of Lesbian Oral History

Call for Papers - Islamophobia: Gender, Sexuality and Racism


Special Issue of the Islamophobia Studies Journal  

Islamophobia Studies Journal

Abstracts due:           October 10, 2014

Full Articles due:       March 2, 2015

This special issue of Islamophobia Studies Journal (ISJ) aims to generate and circulate new knowledge about the relationship between Islamophobia, gender, sexuality, and racism.

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Releases New Podcast Series

In spring 2014, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is releasing its series of over 50 podcasts online, compiled over years of student and staff work on a variety of projects, including the African American History Project; World War II, Vietnam, and Korean wars; Mississippi Freedom Project; Peace Corps; University of Florida history; and many more.