SOHP in the News
Browse through various articles, podcasts, and other outside news sources that have featured SOHP interviews and scholars.
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Articles and Press Releases
- 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.
- Meet our Spring 2014 interns! Read about their jobs and research interests at the SOHP here.
- 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.
- 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.