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The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) recently published a special issue of their journal Oral History Forum d’histoire orale titled “Talking Green: Oral History and Environmental History.” This special issue is available for free public access (one does not need to be a member of COHA or a journal subscriber to access the articles).

The journal is also available in electronic form through the PSU Library. The journal’s table of contents:

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I recently discovered a fascinating online project, “Native Perspectives on Sustainability: Voices from Salmon Nation,” run by Dr. David Edward Hall, professor of psychology at Portland State.[1] The website is an off-shoot of his PhD research.[2]

As indicated on the project website,

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Once again, student responses to our readings this quarter have provided many fruitful avenues for thought and discussion, and I wanted to bring some of these topics to the attention of the broader community.

This post complements last quarter’s discussion of student responses to the same readings, Discussion of oral history methods & philosophy.

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Last week, students responded to two articles outlining the history, philosophy, and methods of oral history interviewing (core of assignment reproduced below). These readings prepared students for the class discussion we had on Thursday April 22. (Additional information on oral history methods & techniques can be found here.)

There were many thought-provoking elements in these student responses . . .

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