Texas Oral History Association (TOHA)

“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

Preferred brands: MarantzTascam, & Zoom

Entry-level professional recorder – Tascam DR-40

BUIOH flagship recorder – Marantz PMD661MKII

OHDA Recorder Selection Tool

How-to guide for setting audio levels

Smartphones as Recorders

Smartphone microphone attachments for iPhone: Zoom iQ6/7Rode IXYLShure MOTIV line

Quality smartphone recording applications (iOS): Recorder PlusShurePlus MOTIV, & Voice Record Pro

Quality smartphone recording applications (Android): Recorder PlusShurePlus MOTIV, & Voice Recorder Pro

Long Distance Recording

List of telephone audio interfaces

JK Audio QuickTap

Skype recording application list

Pamela

Olympus Telephone Recording Device (for recording cell phone calls externally)

Microphones

OHDA Microphone Selection Tool


Digital Preservation

BUIOH cost schedule/time committment breakdown

Digital File Management

BWF Metaedit

MetaX (Now supported as MetaZ)

Article on File Fixity

Fastsum

CheckSum+

Short-Term Digital Storage

Cloud Storage: BoxDropbox, & Google Drive

Long-Term Digital Storage

Cold Storage: Amazon Glacier & Backblaze


Digital Processing

Audio-Visual Editing Software

Audacity

Adobe Audition

Wavelab

iZotope RX 6

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.

iMovie

Adobe Premiere Pro

Final Cut Pro

Transcription Software

Foot pedals for transcription

FTW Transcriber

StartStop

Express Scribe

Dragon NaturallySpeaking – Oral History Review blogpost on this topic

Trint


Digital Tools for Access

Websites and Databases

WordPress

Omeka

Curatescape

Waco History

PC Magazine’s review of web hosting services

Online Content Hosting Options

YouTube

Vimeo

Soundcloud

The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)

Information and sign-up site

BUIOH’s recent use of OHMS

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Hootsuite

Waco History Facebook account

Waco, Texas History in Pictures Facebook group (requires you to be logged into Facebook)

OHA Update

The Oral History Association call for proposals has been extended to Friday, February 15, 2019. Please see oralhistory.org for submission guidelines. You will want to join SOHA at OHA for the 2019 Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2019 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. The theme is “Pathways in the Field: Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.” You will be able to attend fascinating panels and see Utah’s beautiful scenery.

According to Visit Salt Lake City, “To reach Big Cottonwood Canyon from Salt Lake City, take I-215 to the 6200 South “Canyons” exit and then continue east on U-152, following signs to Solitude and Brighton. This 15-mile scenic byway takes about one hour round trip. From the main road, this canyon narrows almost immediately into dramatic alpine scenery. This 15-mile drive provides access to excellent hiking, fishing, picnicking, rock climbing, and camping. During the mid-1800s, Old West miners sought their fortune in gold and silver ore here. Remnants of old mines can be spotted from trails winding up the slopes. Located in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to Solitude and Brighton ski resorts. Both have full-service, year-round facilities. From Brighton there are several easy trails leading to various lakes, including Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Martha, and Dog Lake. The canyon is a protected watershed area and no dogs are permitted. Wilderness areas are located to the north and south.”

OHA 2019 Proposals

SOHA will be at OHA 2019! Join us by submitting conference proposals by February 3rd, 2019. Consider an individual paper presentation or collaborate with your colleagues on a session. You could participate in a roundtable, panel, performance, mini-workshop, listening station, or facilitated discussion! Visit oralhistory.org for more details.

#oralhistory #history #historians #southwest #archive #SOHA #narratives #conference #OHA2019

OHA 2019

2019 @ohassociation Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2019
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah
Make plans to attend the 2019 Oral History Association Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Utah. The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the #field. The meeting enables #students and both emerging and established #scholars to network and learn valuable skills. The theme for 2019 is “Pathways in the Field: Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.”

The submission portal is now open. (Please note that you will have to create a new account, even if you have submitted proposals in the past.) To read more, see 2019 Call for Papers. #Submission Guidelines can be found at http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/. The proposal deadline is February 3, 2019.

Historical Society of Southern California

HSSC 2019 Conference

Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:30am- 5:00pm

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330

The call for papers for the HSSC 2019 Conference is now posted.

CALL FOR PAPERS

  • Seeking submissions on the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Southern California, or related fields
  • Proposals for full panels strongly
  • Graduate student panels welcome.
  • Those submitting panel or roundtable proposals should include a brief (100-word) description of the panel, a 250-word abstract for each presentation, and a one-page c.v. for each
  • Those submitting individual papers should include a 250-word abstract and a one-page v.
  • AV requests should be included for each presenter in the proposal.
  • All program participants will be expected to pre-register for the conference.
  • Proposals are due Friday, November 9, 2018, by 11:59PM PST.
  • Please email your proposal information to hsscconference@thehssc.org
  • Panelists will be notified by Friday, November 30, 2018.

Contact HSSC Executive Director Amy Essington at executivedirector@thehssc.org with any questions.

OHA Flashback Friday

This Flackback Friday is from the 2017 Oral History Association meeting in Minnesota. Join the Oral History Association from October 10-14, 2018 at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Registration is open for the conference. Click here for more information.

SOHA 2019 Scholarships & Awards

2018 Awardees
2018 Awardees

You can apply to our 2019 SOHA scholarships and awards. Please do so by downloading the application. Visit http://southwestoralhistory.org/awards.html for additional details.

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. 2019 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. 2019 Application

Mini-Grants
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. 2019 Application