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).
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?
Because this is a forum on oral history and not interviewing, I want to address one of the recommendations from an otherwise sound post.
KOHA Tenth Anniversary Conference -- June 1, 2019
Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea
Keynote speaker: Prof. Alessandro Portelli (University of Rome La Sapienza)