“Science, Numbers and Politics” – Interdisciplinary Research Project, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2015-2017)

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2015

Battle Flags and Cultural Politics?

I recall from the then-regnant ethnocultural politics paradigm of the 70s that historians and political scientists posited that cultural politics tend to seize the public mind during relatively prosperous times when pocketbook issues are less important to the voters.  This observation was applied to the 1920s, for example.  It got me to wondering about the current wave of battle flag take-downs and removals of Confederate memorabilia from public spaces in the South.  I've heard it mentioned in the commentariat that the killings in Charleston were but a catalyst to a growing black middle cla

Preliminary Program for OHA 2015 Now Available

The 2015 Preliminary Program is now available for the OHA annual meeting in Tampa.  You can search the program by day, time, and name, as well as see a daily schedule in grid form.

You may register for the conference and make hotel reservations at OHA Registration. For OHA members, an early bird registration rate is offered through August 15.

Cliff Kuhn

Executive Director

Oral History Association

"Uprising of '34" collection to be digitized

Georgia State University, the Oral History Association's host institution, has received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to digitize and transcribe the oral history interviews conducted for the film "The Uprising of '34" on the 1934 general textile strike in the South.  The film, directed by George Stoney and Judith Helfand, won numerous  awards, including the 1995 Non-Print Media Award of the OHA, and received widespread acclaim. 

Literacy test for voter Registration?


I will be traveling in the South for a few weeks this summer and would like to visit archives that have materials regarding the development and adminstration of literacy tests as a requirement for voter registration. I am especially interested in finding copies of actual tests and forms, preferably in completed form, for a project on the history of the literacy test. Any information about possible archives, or any other suggestions, will be highly appreciated!


Kirk Branch, Professor of English

Montana State University


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