Poster Session


Franklin Howard, SOHA’s Graduate Assistant, presented his research at the 2016 OHA Conference in Long Beach, CA. Did you know that you can still participate in the 2018 SOHA Conference by submitting a poster by January 26th, 2018? We would love to feature your work during our conference in Fullerton, CA on April 27-29th, 2018. Read our SOHA 2018 Call for Posters for submission details. Visit for additional information about the conference.


UCI Illuminations with Author Jill Lepore

A"The American Experience: A Lab Report"

Author Jill Lepore, “The American Experience: A Lab Report”

Public reading with Q&A 4:00-5:30 p.m. 

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is currently writing a history of the United States.

Jill Lepore is the keynote speaker for “Who Do We Think We Are? American Identity and the Democratic Ideal in the 21st Century.”

Lepore received a B.A. in English from Tufts University in 1987, an M.A. in American Culture from the University of Michigan in 1990, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1995. She joined the Harvard History Department in 2003 and was Chair of the History and Literature Program in 2005-10, 2012, and 2014. In 2012, she was named Harvard College Professor, in recognition of distinction in undergraduate teaching. In 2014, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the American Philosophical Society. Since 2015, she has been an Affiliated Faculty member at the Harvard Law School. Her research has been funded by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pew Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the Charles Warren Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She is the recipient of many honors and awards including honorary degrees from Bowdoin College, Colgate University, Tufts University, and Warwick University.           

Event Details

  • When: Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
  • Where: Friday, February 9, 4:00 p.m.
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)

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2018 Call for Posters

 Please share our SOHA 2018 Call for Posters. We hope you join us in Fullerton, CA April 27-29th, 2018 for our annual conference. Visit for additional information.

SOHA Awards

There’s still time to apply for Southwest Oral History Association awards. Our deadline for applications is December 10th, 2017. 

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Eva Tulene Watt Scholarship for Native American Scholars:

Named in honor of Apache author and oral historian Eva Tulene Watt, who shared the story of her family and her people’s past through recounted events, biographical sketches, and cultural descriptions (Don’t Let the Sun Step Over You: A White Mountain Apache Family Life, 1860-1975, with Keith Basso, University of Arizona, 2004), this SOHA scholarship enables indigenous oral history practitioners to attend and participate in the Annual SOHA Conference. As part of the award, the SOHA conference registration fee is waived and travel and hotel expenses are reimbursed up to an amount of $500. Recipients are not eligible for the Eva Tulene Watt scholarship two years in a row. A one-year SOHA membership will be included in the scholarship award.
2018 Eva Tulene Watt Scholarship Application

General Scholarship:
SOHA awards two General Scholarships to oral historians and practitioners to attend and participate in the Annual SOHA Conference. Students, teachers, independent oral historians and individuals associated with nonprofit organizations in the general SOHA region are encouraged to apply. Funding includes one cash award of $300 per recipient and should be applied toward travel and hotel expenses. The SOHA conference registration fee is waived. Recipients are not eligible for the General Scholarship two years in a row. A one-year SOHA membership will be included in the scholarship award.
2018 General Scholarship Application

SOHA awards up to three mini-grants each year totaling up to $1500. Funds may be used for interviewing, equipment, transcription, editing, publishing, and other oral history related expenses. Students, teachers, and independent researchers, historical societies, archives, museums, and non-profits in the general SOHA region are encouraged to apply to conduct research on the Southwest. Recipients may be invited to present their work at a SOHA conference within two years of receiving the Award. We also ask that recipients prepare a written report on their work for inclusion in SOHA’s newsletter within six months of receiving the award.
2018 Mini-Grant Application

Call for Presentations Deadline

Today is the SOHA Call for Presentations deadline. Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in the 2018 Southwest Oral History Association Annual Conference APRIL 27-29, 2018 – Marriott Fullerton and California State University, Fullerton. Our theme is, “Elevating Voices: Oral Histories of Resilience and Unity.” Organize your panel, roundtable, poster, or performance with this theme. Visit for submission details. See you in Fullerton, CA!

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Flashback Friday

We invite you to participate in SOHA’s 2018 Conference in Fullerton, CA! You can submit a session, roundtable, workshop, performance, poster, or digital history project! Our call for proposal deadline is this Monday the 20th. Visit for more details.

(L-R) SOHA members and officers Jennifer Keil, Carlos Lopez, Cindy Keil, Juan Cordonado, and Judith Perera

Join our Conversation!

Join our SOHA conversation at the 2018 Conference in Fullerton, CA April 27-29th! There’s still time to submit a proposal and apply to our scholarship programs. Our proposal deadline is this Monday the 20th. Here are SOHA Board Members Marcia Gallo the Co-President, Bridget Groat the Native American Representative, and Midge Dellinger the Student Representative in Tempe, AZ at the 2017 Conference.