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CFP Workshop: Sites of Remembering: Landscapes—Lessons—Policies

This workshop aims to discuss, identify and evaluate ways in which social sciences and humanities can use memory studies to engage with the problems we encounter in the world today, and bridge the divide between academic disciplines, and academia and policy. We intend to publish the results of this workshop as an issue in RCC Perspectives, the in-house journal series of the Rachel Carson Center. RCC Perspectives is an open access publication for examining the interrelationship between environmental and social change.

Re: OHA 2018 - interest in oral histories with refugees


I am using oral histories with Sri Lankan emigres in my dissertation. I interviewed Sri Lankans who left from the time of independence (1948) until the late 1970s, before the civil war started. So, while they are not refugees, they did migrate. If you want to talk more, email me at mritze1@uic.edu

Maria Ritzema
PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Last call: BUIOH seeking input for next update to transcription style guide

In the 1970s, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) drafted the first version of its transcription style guide, and for nearly two decades BUIOH has offered it online as a free resource. The BUIOH Style Guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style and includes guidelines for how to approach common editing questions that come up in oral history transcription.

CFP: Oral History Association in Montreal, 2018

Hello all -

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit proposals for the OHA's Annual Meeting in Montreal, Oral History in Our Challenging Times, is January 31. You can find the call for papers (and listening sessions, mini-workshops, roundtables, performances and facilitated conversations!) here:


We look forward to your submission!