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Your Personal History: One Week at a Time

Few people would argue the value of creating a story about a life lived. In fact, it’s really quite a noble idea to create your life’s story. 227 more words

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Changing a space for ever 

A performance can change a space for ever. When ‘engagement and creative arts warrior’ Rachel Sharpe said words to this effect, I was struck by the truth of it. 576 more words


Pasts Unspoken: New Book Sheds Light on Ordinary Lives in Communist Albania

An interview with historian Shannon Woodcock, whose book “Life is War” chronicles the life stories of Albanian people who lived under communism.

I wanted to start this article with a story from my family history. 2,007 more words

Published Works

Recording Oral History: The Interview

Oral history is the oldest kind of history. Fortunately, an oral history no longer needs to fade away with the passing of generations. An oral history is our favourite way to begin preserving your story for all of the generations that follow. 173 more words

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ZONG! & Sweet Tea

Writing in the introduction to his oral history of Black gay men in the South, Sweet Tea, E. Patrick Johnson writes, “oral histories… in some ways provide an easier route into the lives of sexual dissidents, especially in the face of archivists… and other holders of queer history who are reluctant or unwilling to allow access to materials” (7). 430 more words

Reading Responses

African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire

A community project organised by the William Wilberforce Monument Fund is attempting to tell the stories and create a vivid picture, of the African presence in East Yorkshire. 588 more words

Art Blogs

SOHA Award Ceremony

SOHA members, friends, and supporters: We plan to see you in Long Beach for the 50th Anniversary Oral History Association Conference from October 12-16, 2016. During the conference, SOHA will celebrate our 35th Anniversary with a special gathering and awards ceremony from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Saturday evening, October 15th. 68 more words

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