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Submission Portal Now Open for the 2024 OHA Book Award!

Deadline: April 1, 2024 Submissions are open for OHA’s Annual Book Award through our online submission portal. The OHA Book Award recognizes a published book each year that uses oral history to make a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship and/or significantly advances understanding of important theoretical issues in oral history and/or is an outstanding example

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Day of Giving 2023

November 28 is OHA’s 2023 Day of Giving! This year, funds will go to our new Indigenous Initiative. Our Indigenous Initiative is our commitment to endowing a fund that will promote the success of Indigenous oral historians as well as meaningful, ethical oral history projects within Indigenous communities. Over the next year we will work

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OHA is Hiring!

The Oral History Association (OHA) seeks to hire a full-time program associate to assist in the operation of its Executive Office. Since 1966, the OHA has served as the principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history. Job tasks assigned to the program associate include assisting in planning the annual meeting,

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Call for Photos!

Work is underway on a new OHA website! As part of the redesign, we would love to integrate photos from our members! We ask for photos featuring: OHA annual meetings, other OHA events, OHA members, and/or oral history work. You can use this form to upload 10 photos at a time. Thanks in advance for

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Call for Proposals Extended! – AI in OH Virtual Symposium (July 2024)

Submissions now due January 31st, 2024

Since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in the fall of 2022, artificial intelligence, or AI for short, has pervaded our shared discourse and lexicon. Myriad organizations and sectors are at once hurriedly embracing and cautiously considering the impacts large language models and complex algorithms might have on their industries. Oral history is not immune to

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2024-26 OHR Editorial Team Updates

OHA is pleased to announce the first two members of the 2024-26 editorial team for its journal, Oral History Review: Holly Werner-Thomas as editor, and Robert LaRose as copy editor. Holly and Robert bring impressive experience and expertise to lead the next era of this leading oral history research journal published for OHA by Routledge/Taylor

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2023 OHA Elections are Open!

TIME to VOTE, OHA! As OHA members, it’s up to you to elect a new OHA first vice president (who advances to president), a new representative to the OHA Council (our leadership body), and new representatives to two of our OHA committees: the Nominating Committee and Committee on Committees. Learn about the candidates and vote

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