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Re: Interviewer with ADHD

I respectfully disagree with William. Oral history interviews are distinct from other ways of recording history because there is dialogue and exchange between interviewers and narrators. However, I would caution all oral historians not to define "dialogue" so narrowly as to exclude people with disabilities or people with limited agency or access to each other. Dialogue does not have to be spoken (e.g. sign language), and it does not have to be in person (e.g. written correspondence where recording equipment or visitation may be restricted).

CFP Reminder -- No Neighbours’ Land: Postwar Europe in a New Comparative Perspective -- International Workshop, Warsaw, 23-25 October 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

No Neighbours’ Land: Postwar Europe in a New Comparative Perspective

International Workshop, Warsaw, 23-25 October 2019

How does one get used to living in a house that once belonged to people who were deported? How does it feel to wear the dress of your murdered neighbor? What happens when half of the community vanishes overnight? Is it easier to cope if the process of destruction takes longer?

Oral History Summer School: Mini-Intensive at Verso Books (NYC), March 9-10

Join Oral History Summer School for a weekend intensive in NYC. This hands-on workshop––open to all––is based on our popular 10-day intensive, covering oral history theory, method, and practice. Over the course of the weekend, we'll address interview techniques, recording tutorials, ethics, memory, annotation, and experimental outcomes. Come all ye documentarians, journalists, artists, media-makers, educators, and those looking to learn new things in good company!

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