I'm looking forward to teaching a short workshop on collecting family history (broadly defined), next month. I'm interested in assembling additional reading on the subject, especially theoretical discussions or meditations on the process, rather than "how to" readings.
What are your favorite things to read and share on family history, or deeply insider interviews? I'd like to add to the readings I have been using, since 2003. I'm happy to share the aggregated list...
I am currently seeking a commentator to complete a panel on Fatherhood in the Early American Republic for SHEAR 2015. The panel seeks to explore the concept of fatherhood and the relationship between fathers and their children in the early American Republic. While most family studies tend to focus on the marital relationship, sibling relationships, or the mother-child relationship we contend that the father-child relationship had just as strong an impact on the development of children’s belief systems.
You may know of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) as the keeper of such national treasures as the first draft of the United States Constitution, an original printer’s proof of the Declaration of Independence, and many other such venerable documents.
But did you know that HSP is also a chief center for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences in the 20th-century? Or that we are one of the largest family history libraries in the nation?
Some further commentary on the 5th Cavalry Review seems in order.
CALL FOR PAPERS
La Dirección y el Comité Científico del Congreso Internacional Familias y Redes Sociales: etnicidad, movilidad y marginalidad en el Mundo Atlántico saluda cordialmente a la comunidad académica mundial e invita a participar en el Congreso que se realizará en Sevilla los días 12, 13 y 14 de noviembre de 2014.
My family is engaged in our own informal oral history project -- one of us (not me) interviewing our two oldest members every weekend by phone/Skype. Although the elders doubt their stories would interest anyone outside the family, I'm very conscious that historians might find some of the material fascinating.
Tel Aviv University - Faculty of the Humanities
The Minerva Institute for German History
The Roth Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Raciscm
Annual Marianne and Ernst Pieper Lecture
Noble Anti-Semitism: "The Baron, the Jews and the Nazis: Journey into a Family History"
Jutta Ditfurth, Writer, Sociologist, Political Activist
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 18:00-19:30 (Israel Standard Time)
Room 496, Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University
Lecture presented in English and Open to the Public