The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year. With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome.
A new episode of Amplified Oklahoma is now available. This month, we’re exploring a town that was once referred to as "the largest and wealthiest exclusive Negro city in the world." This episode features the history of Boley, Oklahoma, and how the town influenced and affected its residents. We’ll hear oral history interview excerpts from Henrietta Hicks and the late William Hunt. Dr.
The Oral History Association invites nominations for its 2017 Annual Awards. In 1993, the Oral History Association established a series of awards to recognize outstanding achievement in oral history. The awards include:
I would like to let you know that my new book, When Sonia Met Boris: an Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin, just came out from Oxford University Press. It is solely based on oral histories, discusses the use of oral histories in studying totalitarian societies, and focuses on how the use of oral histories challenges our understanding of the Jewish experience in the Soviet Union. A description is included below; I hope some of you might find it of interest.