SOHP in the News
Browse through various articles, radio recordings, and other outside news sources that have featured SOHP interviews and scholars.
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Articles and Press Releases
- Our interns’ project interviewing the Black Pioneers is spotlighted in Carolina Arts and Sciences Magazine. Read more about the project and the upcoming adaptation of their work here!
- New Roots has won the Elizabeth B. Mason Award from the Oral History Association! Read more about this exciting news here!
- The Daily Tar Heel Editorial Board wants you to take advantage of our collection (we think you should too!). Read the article here.
- The SOHP’s podcast, Press Record, was featured on H-net, an online resource for the Humanities and Social Sciences. See the full list of podcasts here, and remember to listen, subscribe, and rate Press Record on iTunes!
- SOHP founding Director Jacquelyn Dowd Hall retires after 40 years. The Daily Tar Heel covers it here.
- SOHP Associate Director Rachel Seidman was named a Woman to Watch by Women AdvaNCe. Read about it here.
- The Daily Tar Heel interviewed Sara Wood, Southern Foodways Alliance oral historian and SOHP collaborator. Read it here.
- In October 2014, we traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for the annual Oral History Association meeting. Read the tweets here.
- Rep. John Lewis tweeted his mugshot from his arrest as a Freedom Rider in Mississippi on the 53rd anniversary of his release, July 7, 2014. USA Today and Vox shared the SOHP’s 1973 interview with Lewis covering this story.
- SOHP collaborator Joshua Clark Davis writes about Triangle media activism and our Media and the Movement project in the Durham News.
- In May 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant of $240,000 to New Roots: Improving Global Access of Latino Oral Histories, a collaborative initiative of the Latino Migration Project, the SOHP, and the University Libraries at UNC. See the press release here.
- SOHP Director Malinda Maynor Lowery co-produces the PBS show “A Chef’s Life,” which recently won a Peabody! Read more about it here.
- On April 4, 2014 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary. Read coverage from the Daily Tar Heel here.
- We traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on April 10, 2014 to give an oral history workshop at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference.
- The Daily Tar Heel interviewed Jacquelyn Dowd Hall about her arrest during a Moral Monday demonstration in 2013.
- Read about the SOHP’s founding, history, and future in the Carolina Alumni Review article “The Hearing” from the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.
- To learn about the Southern Oral History Program’s background, read “Case Study: The Southern Oral History Program” (available through Google Books, pages 409-416), published in The Oxford Handbook of Oral History by Oxford University Press in 2011 and edited by Donald A. Ritchie.
- The Center for the Study of the American South proudly announces Malinda Maynor Lowery as the new director of the SOHP. Her appointment began on July 1, 2013. Read the full announcement here.
- The News & Observer named Malinda Maynor Lowery “Tar Heel of the Week” in their July 2013 piece, “Finding the Beauty of Story in a Difficult History.”
- The Daily Tar Heel announces Lowery’s appointment as new SOHP director here.
- Read about the release of our new mapping tool and partnership with UNC’s Digital Innovations Lab in WUNC’s piece, “UNC Develops Online Tool For Mapping History.”
- The Digital Innovations Lab provides a guide to developing digital oral history projects using DH Press; read part 1 and part 2 of the guide, and try out the tool here.
- SOHP staff and students attended the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK in October 2013. We captured the conference’s Twitter activity here.
- Seth Kotch guest blogs for the American Historical Association’s AHA Today about digital humanities highlights at OHA 2013.
- SOHP partnered with Women AdvaNCe to host the first NC Women’s Summit in October 2013: Ms. Behaving: How NC Women Make History!. Read more here.
- Seth Kotch speaks at Southern Voices, Digital Spaces, an event at the University of Alabama’s Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South.
- Rachel Seidman traveled to the University of South Carolina Upstate to present a lecture on social media, the feminist movement, and the “worldwide internet phenomenon” Who Needs Feminism, which began in her classroom. Read more here.
- Adrienne Petty, one of the primary researchers for Breaking New Ground, just released Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War which utilizes oral histories in our collection. The book was released on 24 September 2013.
- Frank Stasio of WUNC interviews Jacquelyn Hall at the end of her 40 year career. Listen here.
- Listen to Joey Fink’s radio broadcast The Struggle for Workers’ Rights in the 1970s South hosted by WUNC’s Frank Stasio.
- Listen to Voices for Civil Rights: Encounters with the Klan hosted by WUNC’s Eric Hodge and featuring Seth Kotch plus interviews from our collection with Dr. Robert Hayling, Cecil Williams, and Fletcher Anderson.
- Voices for Civil Rights Part II is the second installment of the series by WUNC with Seth Kotch and host Eric Hodge.
- In Voices for Civil Rights Part III, WUNC’s Eric Hodge and Seth Kotch share excerpts from SOHP oral histories with Freeman Hrabowski and Moses Newson.
- Seth Kotch shares the story of Jamila Jones for WUNC’s Voices for Civil Rights series. Listen here.
- Listen to clips of oral histories with Ella Baker and Julian Bond discussing SNCC’s founding and legacy, aired with WUNC host Frank Stasio, Seth Kotch, and Duke professor Bill Chafe.