On June 18 the American Foreign Service Association gave the Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award to Charles Stuart Kennedy Jr. Kennedy created Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection, now housed at the Library of Congress.
The “Boston College Case,” as it has come to be known, involves complicated issues regarding the relationship between oral history, legal imperatives, and ethics – not to mention criminal prosecutions and politics.
As I walk past Union Station in Washington, DC, just as when I used to walk towards Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, homeless people talk to me, ask me questions, wish me a good Tuesday, and bless me whether I help them or not, whether I look at them or not.
Today’s What We’re Reading features an update on the Belfast Project, a live-tweeting guide for the classroom, Earl Lewis defends investment in the humanities, horrifying vintage recipes, and much more!
Today’s guest blogger is Seth Kotch, Digital Projects Director at the Southern Oral History Program.