Call for Papers – Studies in Oral History, issue no. 46, 2024 – Working Lives and Workplaces

Deadline: December 1, 2023

Joint guest editors: Paul Sendziuk and Nicholas Herriot

Contributions are invited from Australia and overseas for the peer-reviewed articles section of the 2024 issue of Studies in Oral History, the journal of Oral History Australia.

This special issue will explore oral histories of working lives, workplaces and work, all broadly defined to incorporate histories of volunteering, military service and other types of service. Papers that employ or interrogate oral history methodologies and illuminate aspects of working life, workplaces, and workplace culture are invited.

Contributions are invited across the following themes (though are not limited to these):

  • How the experience of work is mediated by gender, ethnicity, class, and generation
  • How technological innovation changed the nature of work
  • How workers have sought to protect their employment rights and conditions
  • Migrants’ experience of the workplace
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Multi-generations of families working at the same workplace
  • Unfree work
  • Work and the environment
  • Workplace closures, redundancies and lay-offs

As all articles are subject to anonymous peer review, pleasure ensure your submission contains no identifying material.

Word limits, style and formatting, and deadline for submission

To be considered for peer review, articles should be no more than 8,000 words including references.

The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2023. Publication of the issue is anticipated in late 2024.

Prior to submission, authors should consult the journal’s ‘Guidelines for Contributors’ and ‘Style Guide’ for further information and formatting instructions. See:

Send submissions to: Dr Alexandra Dellios, Chair, Oral History Australia Editorial Board, ua.gro.ailartsuayrotsihlaro@lanruoj.draoblairotide.

Call for Reports

Submissions are invited for the reports section of the 2024 issue of Studies in Oral History. Reports may describe oral history projects conducted by academic researchers, museum curators, heritage professionals, consulting historians, community historians and more. Projects may have resulted in public outcomes such as websites, exhibitions, podcasts, theses, articles or books. Please note the reports section is not peer-reviewed; notes from the field, updates on exciting new work, or reflections on the process and/or outcomes of oral history projects are encouraged. Reports which relate to the issue theme of ‘Working Lives and Workplaces’ are welcome but not mandatory.

Word limit: 1,500 words.

Deadline for report submissions: 30 April 2024.

Please send reports to Alexandra Mountain, Reports Editor of Studies in Oral Historyua.gro.ailartsuayrotsihlaro@lanruoj.stroper.

Please note that while the reports are not peer-reviewed, we cannot accept all reports for publication and accepted reports will need to be edited for length, clarity and adherence to the Style Guide. Reports will be selected on the basis of quality of writing, the diversity of oral history perspectives showcased across the reports section and relevance to the special issue theme. Please consult the Guidelines for Contributors and Style Guide for further information. See:

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