Professor Jess Rigelhaupt and three history students, Josephine Appiah, Kelsey Matthews, and Kendall Simonpietri, presented papers at the joint meeting of the Society for the History in the Federal Government (SHFG) and Oral History Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) on April 4, 2013. The panel, “Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Oral History, Digital History, and Memories of the World War II Home Front,” was based on work from Professor Rigelhaupt’s fall 2012 oral history course. The panel discussed the public history website, rosietheriveter.umw.edu, that was built as part of the course and students presented research based on their interviews. Professor Rigelhaupt presented a paper on teaching oral history. Dr. Lu Ann Jones, a historian with the National Park Service served as the commentator.
Professor Rigelhaupt introduces the panel.
Josephine Appiah, “Reevaluating Our Cultural Understanding of World War II”
Kelsey Matthews, “A Personal Perspective: Oral Histories of the World War II Homefront”
Kendall Simonpietri, “Not Everyone’s Rosie: Different Reactions to the Interview Process”
Jess Rigelhaupt, “Born Digital: Teaching Oral History to Create Public History”
Commentator and Audience Q & A