Call for Papers: The Annual University of Texas at El Paso Borderlands History Conference Shifting Borders: Gender, Family, and Community February 10-11, 2017, El Paso, Texas Submission deadline: September 16, 2016 Presented by the UTEP Department of History Keynote Speaker: Sonia Hernández (Texas A&M), author of Working Women into the Borderlands and Project Leader for the “Refusing to Forget” preservation and public history project The Department of History at the University of Texas at El Paso
The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-Childhood list subscribers:
-"Representing the Ideal American Family: Avard Fairbanks and the Transformation of the Western Pioneer Monument," by Cynthia Culver Prescott.
Application Deadline Extended: Feburary 14, 2016
Thank you, Lynette, for your response. It sounds like a great idea to err on the side of caution. I will absolutely bring up these points in my talk.
Thank you again.
Elizabeth and Suzanne,
I would agree with Suzanne, that an agreement or a release form is important, as it would make clear to future generations if the interviewee wanted the material restricted in any way, or did not want any restrictions.
I hope that interviews are offered to repositories even if the interviewee is not well-known publicly. A good reflective interview on life as we lesser mortals live, and remember it can be a rich resource for future researchers.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Thanks so much for your response. You are making some wonderful points I had not considered.
In recent years, scholars from across a variety of disciplinary fields have initiated studies
exploring gender and intimacy across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Some of the most exciting
and innovating work has begun to examine how notions of gender as well as masculinity and
femininity shape emotional and personal relations with partners, spouses, children, and extended
family members and how those relationships, in turn, impact their experiences with migration,
community formation, and their interactions with the state, among other topics.
I will be giving a talk in April for a Jewish genetics and genealogy seminar. I will be discussing how to do a family oral history project and how to help family members open up about memories. Because the focus is on interviewing family members, should I bring up legal issues such as signing a release form?