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

oral histories with phone sex workers

Over the course of the 1980s, telephones, credit cards and imaginations brought countless people together to co-create sexual fantasies, and experience new forms of sexual gratification. The latest episode of Sexing History, a podcast about how the history of sexuality shapes our present, explores the history of phone sex lines and dial-a-porn lines in the 1980s.

Canadian Oral History Association Prize

Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize

The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize is awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practise.  Eligible initiatives include oral history projects, books, articles, exhibitions, films, and other activities that actively engage with oral history.  Scholarly and popular works are eligible for consideration.  Community practitioners are especially encouraged to apply.


Works produced or published in the previous year are eligible for entry.