‘Events’ Category

  1. Northwest Oral History Association Showcase: Thursday, April 3, 2014

    March 17, 2014 by NOHA

    Northwest Oral History Association Showcase: Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay 8:45 AM to 4 PM


    Lunch “On your Own” (11:30 pm – 1:00 pm)

    Registration Fee: $55 for Non Members (Includes 1-year NOHA Membership)

    Admission is Free to NOHA Members (Membership will be verified at the door.)

    All attendees will receive a $5 lunch benefit. **


    The Northwest Oral History Association Showcase is a full day of presentations by accomplished oral historians, using their projects as a framework to share tips and techniques.  The Showcase will feature the following historians:


    • Linda Tamura, Ed.D, Professor Emeritus Willamette University: Linda will use her book, Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River, to discuss how to ethically approach and encourage narratives on sensitive topics.


    • Travis Williams, NOHA Secretary, Photographer & Oral Historian: Travis will use his years of photography experience to explain lighting basics, effective uses of personal photography and archival images, including a backup plan with cellphone video.


    • Sharon Boswell, MA, Senior Historian from Seattle, WA: Sharon will share her considerable oral history experience to demonstrate how to effectively of use oral history interviews in historic preservation.


    • Lorraine McConaghy, Seattle Museum of History & Industry: Lorraine will describe her experience in the world of oral history, including her work with reader’s theaters and other projects.


    Human Subjects & Informed Consent Panel


    • Katy Liljeholm, Executive Director of Well Arts Institute: Katy will share her work that uses the biographies and life experience of vulnerable individuals to produce theater from oral history.


    • John McLain, Director of Grants and Human Subjects Research, Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington: John will explain his work with informed consent, and other aspects of reviewing oral history and other projects for clearance at the higher education level.


    The NOHA Showcase offers a window into current work in the oral history community that will be of interest to beginners and currently active historians. If you have special needs, please email requests to: .


    **Lunch is “on your own”. There is a restaurant in the hotel, which would ensure a timely return. With this in mind, NOHA is offering a $5 lunch benefit for NOHA Showcase attendees. See online menu here: http://www.redlion.com/our-hotels/washington/vancouver/dining.