Welcome to H-Oralhist, a member of the H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-Line initiative. H-Oralhist is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.

Recent Content

Award for Film about Origins of Ireland's Biggest Halloween Carnival

A bilingual film about the origins of ireland's biggest Halloween Carnival has won
Best Short Documentary Award at the Underground Film Festival
in Cork, Ireland last weekend.


The festival screened 122  films in 15 categories, with entries
from 35 countries.

2nd CFP: Children and War: Past and Present

Children and War: Past and Present

Third international multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 13-15 July 2016

Organized by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Fellow librarians involved with oral histories?


I am a librarian at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, and new to this list. For the past year, I have been the PI for an oral history project (“The Tech BC Memory Project”) that involves collecting stories pertaining to my own institution’s satellite campus pre-history. I’ve conducted about 30 interviews so far, which I have uploaded to SFU’s Institutional Repository.



Virginia Forum: March 3–5, 2016

“Convergences and Disjunctures”

The 2016 Virginia Forum will be hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and held at the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Virginia Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas Project Receives National Endowment for the Humanities 'Latino Americans: 500 Years of History' Grant

Gainesville, FL—The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).