Call for Proposals: OHMAR Annual Meeting 2015

April 9-10, 2015 Rutgers University-Camden Campus Deadline for Submissions: January 5, 2015 Extended to January 30, 2015 OHMAR is delighted to accept proposals for its 2015 annual meeting around this year’s theme,“Oral History and Health.” OHMAR invites participants to interpret the conference

Re-thinking the Role of the Regional Oral History Organization

This post by OHMAR Board member Jason Steinhauer originally appeared on the Oxford University Press blog on July 25, 2014. Read it here. What is the role of a regional oral history organization? The Board of Officers of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) recently wrestled with this

Innovations in Oral History – NYPL Labs

In a recent interview by The Library As Incubator Project, Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs discussed an oral history pilot program launched by the lab in conjunction with the New York Public Library’s local branches. The pilot program tackles the challenges of ingesting born-digital

“Funeral for a Home” featured on NPR

“Funeral for a Home” is one of the more unique oral history projects in the mid-Atlantic region. The project teams artists with oral historians to document the lives of all the families that lived in a single home over the course of its existence, and then commemorate the home with a funeral

Call for Papers | OHMAR Conference

Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) announces CALL FOR PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t.” OHMAR announces a conference to be held on April 24th and 25th, 2014, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The

Oral History Projects Document Hurricane Sandy

Soon after Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey in 2012, Abigail Perkiss, an OHMAR Board Member and Assistant Professor of History at Kean University, launched an oral history project to chronicle the story of Superstorm Sandy. An article on the project appears in the the October 2013 issue of