IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION, MEMORY & PUBLIC HISTORY
October 10, 2015, San Marcos
Texas State University invites you to the free upcoming event, “Immigration, Migration, Memory, and Public History,” a National Council on Public History mini-conference hosted by the Public History Program in the Department of History, Texas State University, San Marcos. It will be held Sat., Oct. 10, 2015. Please follow the link for scheduled presenters, events, and map.
ONLINE ADVANCED WORKSHOP ON ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWING
November 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration is now open for Baylor University Institute for Oral History's first in a new series of advanced online workshops titled "Sharpen Your Skills." This initial offering will focus on interviewing and prepare those with a basic understanding of oral history to enhance their in-depth interview approach with narrators to more successfully accomplish their research objectives. Topics for this workshop will include preparing interviewees, cross-cultural interviewing, redirecting narrators, handling difficult interviewees, and managing the interviewer-narrator relationship. This interactive workshop will take place on November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST and costs $75. Registration closes on November 5 or when the seat maximum of 30 is reached, so don't delay! More information, including the registration link, is available on the website: www.baylor.edu/oralhistory. There, you can also find information about a second advanced workshop already scheduled for February 17, 2016, “Managing an Oral History Project.”
2016 ANNUAL JOINT SESSION WITH TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
March 4, 2016. 10:30 a.m.
Join us on Friday, March 4, in Irving during the annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association for a TOHA-sponsored session titled “A Century of Conflict.” The session features three papers based on oral histories covering World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War presented by Steven Sielaff, Stephen Sloan, and Kelly Crager.
CALL FOR PAPERS: TOHA’S FIFTH ANNUAL
TOHA will hold its fifth annual conference on April 23, 2016, on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Scholars, educators, students, history enthusiasts, folklorists, family historians, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for papers or sessions to be considered for the program. Topics should include clear evidence of oral history research or provide new insights on the methodology. Both complete session and individual paper proposals are welcome. Individual presentations must not exceed twenty minutes, and the session format will include opening remarks by a chair, followed by three papers, or by two papers and concluding remarks from a commentator. Proposals should include the names, affiliations, and contact information of participants, the titles of sessions and papers, and a brief description of the topics to be covered. Please submit your proposals via email by January 15, 2016.
Direct all submittals and inquiries to: Jessica Roseberry, program chair; Jessica_Roseberry@baylor.edu; (254) 710-6289
JOB OPENING AT BAYLOR INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HISTORY
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Director, a full-time, non-tenure track, research faculty position to begin August 1, 2016. The individual in this position, who will be hired at the assistant or associate level based on experience and qualifications, works closely with the director to provide leadership and vision for ongoing initiatives and new endeavors of the Institute for Oral History. This position helps coordinate staff and budget resources to accomplish the goals of the Institute. This includes working with constituencies inside (faculty, staff, and students) and outside (scholars, community members, and fellow oral historians) the university to plan, administer, and accomplish oral history projects in keeping with the best principles and practices in the field. The successful candidate will also be an active participant in professional development through research, professional presentations, training workshops, and publications on topics related to the areas of responsibility. This position also coordinates Baylor University’s role as the headquarters for the Texas Oral History Association. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016. To learn more/apply, see the official job site: http://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=859263
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TOHA SEEKS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Thomas L. Charlton Lifetime Achievement Award Nominating Committee, headed by Dan K. Utley, would like to hear your ideas for our tenth honoree. Read about the award and former recipients at http://www.baylor.edu/TOHA/index.php?id=29361 and send your nominations to the committee via email@example.com.