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Release of OHMS Suite of Plugins for Omeka and new Omeka theme for oral history

We are pleased to announce the release of a new suite of Omeka plugins that allow users to easily integrate OHMS indexes into this content management system, so that you can import OHMS xml files directly into Omeka and search across interview indexes, with the OHMS viewer displaying at the Omeka item level. If you are a fan of these two open source tools, you'll like them even better now that they work together so nicely.

Search for partners/associates

Oral History and Folklife Research, a 501(c)(3) non profit is looking for associates/partners to help build the organization.  OHFR was founded in 2013, and has conducted oral history projects among the disability community, immigrants, hunters and sportsmen, and cannery workers.  We conduct workshops for community scholars and consult with communities regarding oral history materials. We work on a project and contract basis.

Survey - Encuesta: How do you deal with digital tools and ethical dilemmas in oral history?

Dear all,

I am conducting an online survey as part of my PhD project on digital oral history. This survey focuses on digital tools and ethical dilemmas and is open to anyone who has already recorded, archived or disseminated oral history interviews.

Registration deadline approaching - Online Introduction to Oral History Workshop - Baylor University

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, "Getting Started with Oral History."  The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in August—August 1 and 8, from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 1:00 p.m. CDT.  You may take part in the workshop from the convenience of your home or office computer via Cisco WebEx.

Interviewing Across Difference

The Oral History Center is hosting the annual Advanced Oral History Summer Institute next month. This year, we're implementing a workshop about interviewing across difference. While I'm aware of several articles, both related to oral history and not, I'm interested in pooling the larger OH community to see what you resources, methods, or advice you seek out when interviewing someone who is not in the same community.

ECOS Project Spotlights Lives of South Carolina Immigrants

Building on an oral history initiative of the Citadel Oral History Program, "ECOS" is a multi-media art exhibit now showing at the Columbia Museum of Art. Nineteen South Carolina Latinx artists have interpreted oral histories of Spanish-speaking immigrant workers in the Charleston area. On the eve of the opening, one of the contributing artists was detained by ICE and has been deported to Mexico. 

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