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

January Episode - Amplified Oklahoma Podcast

A new episode of Amplified Oklahoma is now available. This month, we’re taking a look at American folk dances. We’ll hear oral history interview excerpts with centenarian Jimmy Ray and former square dance caller Donald Banks. In addition, Dr. Louise Siddons from OSU's Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History sits down with us to talk about contra dancing.

Online Introduction to Oral History Workshop - Baylor University

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, "Getting Started with Oral History."  The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in February—February 8 and 15, from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 1:00 p.m. CDT.  You may take part in the workshop from the convenience of your home or office computer via a free Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing interface.

Reminder - CfP: Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution


Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution


Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and Wiener Library, London, 10-12 January 2018


In memory of David Cesarani


Seeking Panel Participants for 2017 OHA Annual Meeting

Hello Oral Historians!

I would like to put together a panel for the 2017 OHA that discusses our experiences in oral history pedagogy, particularly around teaching oral history as a collaborative, messy, subjective, non-positivist process. I am looking for a few people to join me in talking about the challenges of teaching students about oral history in this complex and sometimes destabilizing way. Here is the tentative blurb I have written up:

Embracing the Mess: Reflections on Untidy Oral History Pedagogy