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BAYLOR INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HISTORY (BUIOH) EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR CHARLTON RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL Individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews are encouraged to apply for support of up to $3,000 for the academic year 2014–2015. With this grant, BUIOH 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. The extended deadline for applying for the 2014-2015 grant is July 4. For details on the grant, application, and previous grant recipients, visit the BUIOH web site.
SIELAFF BECOMES BUIOH SENIOR EDITOR & COLLECTIONS MANAGER BUIOH announced the retirement of longtime TOHA member Elinor Mazé as Senior Editor on May 31 and the hiring of TOHA vice president Steven Sielaff as Senior Editor & Collection Manager on June 1. For more on Elinor’s accomplishments in the field of oral history and on Steven’s qualifications for the new position, visit “In the News” on the BUIOH web site.
BAYLOR ONLINE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION OPEN BUIOH’s eleventh online oral history workshop for new oral historians will be held August 13 & 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Titled “Getting Started with Oral History,” the interactive learning experience provides six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays and access to a host of useful resources. Cost: $75.00. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 30. Learn more at on the BUIOH web site.
INTERVIEWER SOUGHT IN LAMPASAS Mr. Phil Hoyt of Tulsa is seeking an oral historian to interview his father, a retired rice farmer living in Lampasas who was (according to Mr. Hoyt) instrumental in the development of the rice agriculture industry on the Gulf Coast. Mr. Hoyt would prefer that the interview end up in a university archive, but he is willing to entertain the possibility of engaging an independent oral historian. If interested, please contact Mr. Hoyt directly at (918 )245-7409 (H) or (918) 596-9830 (O).
TOHA MEMBER OFFERS TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES TOHA board member Cynthia Beeman is offering transcribing services for oral history recordings. For information, contact Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 517-5855.
TOHA MEMBER OFFERS PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW SERVICES TOHA member and freelance oral historian Dr. Tacey Rosolowski offers consulting and interviewing services for oral history projects, including project development, refinement, and management, as well as interview development, interview services, and interviewer training. For more information, contact Tacey at email@example.com or (832) 566-2180. Visit her web site at http://historycapture.com.
OHA 2014 MEETING OCTOBER 8-12, IN MADISON, WISCONSIN The Oral History Association has announced availability of program highlights for its 48th annual meeting, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 8-12. The annual theme is “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story.” In addition to practical preconference workshops and more than eighty informative program sessions, the meeting will include an oral history performance, film screening, and mixed-media production, and an intriguing luncheon speaker and interesting plenary session, as well as a welcoming presidential reception. Find out more and look for registration coming soon at www.oralhistory.org.
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