Oral History Associationa Seeks Author for New Pamphlet on Teaching Oral History
THE ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION
SEEKS A FREELANCE WRITER
FOR A PAMPHLET ON TEACHING ORAL HISTORY
The Oral History Association is now accepting applications for a freelance writer to write a substantial pamphlet (up to 100 pages in length) on teaching oral history at the post-secondary level (i.e., to undergraduate and graduate students).
This pamphlet will be published by the OHA as part of its pamphlet series, which offers basic and useful information about many aspects of conducting, interpreting, processing, and publishing oral history interviews and managing oral history programs and projects. For more information on the pamphlet series, see http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/pamphlet-series/.
The format and content of the pamphlet will be determined largely by the author, but the author will work closely with the OHA publications committee, which is overseeing this project. At a minimum, the pamphlet should guide users in teaching three core components of an oral history course: 1- the nature of the oral history process and of oral history evidence, including theoretical developments in the field, 2- how to conduct oral history interviews (the method of the field), and 3- the interpretation/analysis and uses/applications of oral history. The intended audience is post-secondary teachers. Ideally, the pamphlet would be interdisciplinary in scope and useful to teachers in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) history, anthropology, folklore, ethnic studies, library science, and archival studies. Likewise, the pamphlet should provide guidance to those teaching courses entirely devoted to oral history and those teaching courses in which oral history is a section or module of the course. Online and web components or companions to the pamphlet are encouraged.
Prospective applicants should have professional experience in teaching oral history at the post-secondary level and should be familiar with the OHA Evaluation Guidelines for doing oral history (see http://www.oralhistory.org/do-oral-history/oral-history-evaluation-guidelines/).
The pamphlet length is negotiable, but should not exceed 25,000 words or roughly 100 pages. Payment of $2000 will be made upon acceptance of the completed manuscript. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2010 (with the expectation that a contract will be issued to the writer by November 15, 2010). The deadline for delivery of the manuscript is May 15, 2011.
To apply, please submit the following by October 1, 2010:
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including publication credits
- Writing sample relevant to oral history
- A chapter outline and narrative description of the proposed pamphlet
Send applications to:
Kathy Nasstrom, Chair, Oral History Association Publications Committee
Department of History
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Emailed applications are acceptable. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org (Microsoft Word attachments only, please.)
For more information, contact Kathy Nasstrom, 415-422-6074, or email@example.com
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