CFA: The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship 2018 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP for AHA 2019 - Panel "Loyalty and Competing Narratives in Oral History


I am seeking papers for a proposed panel for the upcoming (2019) meeting of the American Historical Association. The panel is tentatively titled "Loyalty and Competing Narratives in Oral History," and deals with the challenge of if and how, and to what extent, the historian should or must privilege their own interpretation over the meanings that interlocutors assign to their own stories. The working abstract can be found below:

Software recommendations for tagging and managing transcribed clips


I am embarking on a series of life-story interviews from which I will transcribe sections relevant to my PhD research. Any tips on the best software or method to manage these sections of text so that I can tag them according to the themes of my research?


Emmeline Ledgerwood


Proposal for panel/roundtable/facilitated discussion at OHA Annual Meeting: Using adults' oral histories to understand their childhoods

For the OHA Annual Meeting in October 2018, I'd like to organize a panel of paper presentations, a roundtable, or a facilitated discussion on conducting and using oral histories of adults to understand their childhoods.  My own research focus is on children and youth during the Cold War; however, the proposed topic would be relevant for scholars in any historical area who use adults' oral histories to learn about their childhoods.

Last chance: CFP for a panel on "How oral history can impact a local territory and trigger community action," Oral History in Our Challenging Times 2018 OHA Annual Meeting, Montreal

Hello all, with the January 31 deadline pending to submit proposals for the OHA's Annual Meeting in Montreal, Oral History in Our Challenging Times, we are sounding a call for like-minded experiments in oral history for a panel. Our number one inquiry now is how oral history can impact a local territory and trigger community action, and how to share these stories with a broad, listening audience.

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.

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.


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