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Oral History Association begins mentoring program

At this year’s Oral History Association annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, we will be implementing a mentoring program to pair veteran oral historians with newcomers to OHA. The purpose of this endeavor is to help students and emerging professionals feel more comfortable and connected at OHA, and to give experienced professionals a chance to help strengthen our community. During the conference, mentors will meet with mentees to share information about OHA and how to get involved, offer professional advice, and provide guidance about how to maximize the conference experience.

ANN: Digital Audio Recording for Ethnography and Oral History Workshop

ANN: Digital Audio Recording for Ethnography and Oral History

On Friday, June 13, 2013 the Vermont Folklife Center will host “Recording Audio for Ethnography and Oral History.”  This day-long class in digital audio recording for interviews will be held at the Folklife Center headquarters at 88 Main Street in Middlebury, VT.

Highlights of OHA 2014 Annual Meeting Now Online

Keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and other featured events of the Oral History Association annual meeting, to be held October 8-12, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin, are now online:


Online registration for the meeting will commence next week.  Visit the OHA website (www.oralhistory.org) for details.  This year for the first time we will be offering a special discount for individuals who register early.

Mapping religion-related audio-visual collections in the UK - British Library, The National Archives & Religious Archives Group

On behalf of the British Library, The National Archives and the Religious Archives Group, I am currently undertaking a high-level mapping of the UK’s existing religion-and belief-related audio-visual collections. I am writing to ask for your assistance in identifying any relevant collections (as opposed to items) which you may be aware of.

The particular focus is on oral and video history, although other audio-visual outputs (such as moving images and sound recordings) will also be relevant in the longer term.