By Caitlin Tyler-Richards
Dear readers, the time has come for the Oral History Review (OHR) social media team to say so long for now. We’ve had a fantastic time bringing you the latest and greatest on scholarship in oral history and its sister fields. However, all sorts of summer adventures are calling our names, so we’re taking a brief hiatus from the world wide web. In fact, as you are reading this, I am on my way to Nigeria for two months!
Managing editor Troy Reeves will lurk around Twitter and Facebook for a few weeks, until he succumbs to the allure of Madison sunshine — which any Wisconsinite will tell you is an elusive blessing that must be enjoyed whenever possible. We will both return in mid-August with all new podcasts and witty twitter banter. We even have a few new social media surprises in store!
To keep up on oral history news while we’re gone, we heartily recommend you stalk the following people/organizations:
- @douglasaboyd, Oral History Reviews’s esteemed digital initiatives editor.
- @UWMadArchives, which in addition to tweeting about the best university in the universe, shares a new oral history website every week.
- @OUPAcademic, a sincere suggestion, I promise! They tweet out their own and other publications’ articles on a myriad of always-intriguing topics.
- @SamuelJRedman, UMass faculty member consistently tweeting on oral history and public history.
- @FionaCosson, social historian and creator of The Oral History Noticeboard, a must for any UK oral historians.
Please leave additional suggestions in the comments below. We’ll see you in August!
Caitlin Tyler-Richards is the editorial/media assistant at the Oral History Review. When not sharing profound witticisms at @OralHistReview, Caitlin pursues a PhD in African History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research revolves around the intersection of West African history, literature and identity construction, as well as a fledgling interest in digital humanities. Before coming to Madison, Caitlin worked for the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University.
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