“TOHA is a network for oral history practitioners that promotes the use of professional interviewing and archiving standards. Explore our site to discover who we are and what we do. We invite you to join us in our adventure to better understand both the present and the past through recording the voices of eyewitnesses to history. TOHA, an affiliate of the Oral History Association, is hosted by the Baylor University Institute for Oral History.
We are excited to announce that next year’s meeting will be located in the beautiful, vibrant, and weird Austin, TX! Austin is a great, central location for the conference and with so many sites and wonderful restaurants, conference attendees will have lots to see and to do around the city.
The 2019 conference will be held April 26-27, on the campus of St. Edward’s University, and is being sponsored by both their Journalism & Digital Media Program and the Department of History. TOHA is extremely grateful for their generosity—and a special thank you to TOHA member Jena Heath for the offer to host our conference there.
Registration is now open! Please visit www.baylor.edu/toha/2019conference to register for this year’s event. We ask that everyone register by April 22, 2019.”
Don’t forget to review TOHA’s Oral History Technology Page:
This page is a companion piece to an article entitled “Brave New World: A Guide to Twenty-First Century Technology for Oral History,” published in the 2017 edition of the Sound Historian. The links listed below, organized by section, mostly correspond to theitalic text found in the article. Additional or alternative links will be provided over time as technology progresses. The hope is that this page will continue to be updated twice yearly so that recent trends can be fully represented. In general, please consider also consulting the wonderful resource website Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) for additional information and discussions on many of these topics.
Digital Audio Recording
Digital Audio Recorders
Smartphones as Recorders
Long Distance Recording
Olympus Telephone Recording Device (for recording cell phone calls externally)
Digital File Management
Short-Term Digital Storage
Long-Term Digital Storage
Audio-Visual Editing Software
Windows Movie Maker – As of January 2017 WMM is no longer supported by Microsoft, and therefore no longer available to download. If you do not already have a version installed on your PC, please consult this Techradar article for free alternatives.
Digital Tools for Access
Websites and Databases
PC Magazine’s review of web hosting services
Online Content Hosting Options
The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)
Waco, Texas History in Pictures Facebook group (requires you to be logged into Facebook)