SOHA Conference Program

2017 SOHA CONFERENCE
APRIL 27-29
TEMPE AZ
Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History
* 2017 Conference Registration

Please view the 2017 Conference Program to see the workshop and session details. There will be film screenings and a trip to the Heard Museum. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to join us, so register today!

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2017 Conference 

Greetings, Oral Historians! Please do consider joining us for our conference in Tempe, AZ from April 27-29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This year’s theme is Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History. The early bird conference rates are available until April 13, 2017 via Eventbrite. We also encourage you to book your rooms by going to, https://goo.gl/L7OiBZ, before April 6th to receive the conference group rate. Visit  www.southwestoralhistory.org for more details.

See you in Arizona!

#history #conference #oralhistory #SOHA #southwest #Tempe #AZ

SOHA Spring 2017 Newsletter

SOHA Spring 2017 Newsletter_Page_1Greetings SOHA Members and Supporters,

Here is our Spring 2017 Newsletter, filled with information about our upcoming conference in Tempe, Arizona. We have an exciting line up of presentations for you this year and we’d love to see you there. Thank you for all of you who have already registered. For those of you who have not, early bird registration is still open until April 12, 2017.  You can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-southwest-oral-history-association-annual-conference-tickets-31420163555?aff=es2.

At SOHA, we are dedicated to helping oral historians in the American Southwest however we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at soha@unlv.edu or 702-895-5011.

Thank you all for the amazing work that you do. We look forward to seeing you all in Tempe!

 

SOHA OFFICE

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 455020

4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020

 

50th Oral History Association Conference

The SOHA session Capturing Our Community’s Voice with Multidisciplinary Approaches at the 50th Oral History Association Conference featured Orange County directors Kevin Cabrera, Jennifer Keil, and Tram Le. This roundtable was chaired by Dr. Tram Le from University of California, Irvine. We discussed how to use community events to start and maintain oral history projects. We apply multidisciplinary approaches to the field. We extend our projects’ network by inviting other groups such as artists, actors, videographers, and journalists to collaborate by asking for their expertise. In order to enhance the narrators’ voices, we curate exhibits that emphasize these everyday perspectives.

One can access the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at the University of California, Irvine collection via their website, http://sites.uci.edu/vaohp/ where their collection is transcribed and translated. One can attend the UCI Spring Exhibit Opening Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Southeast Asian Archive, which will be held on May 16, 2017. For more information, visit news.lib.uci.edu. The UCI Libraries are also exhibiting Our Majestic Lands: California’s National Parks which will be on display through June 2017.

The Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana oral history collection can be accessed in person by visiting their archive. They have partnered with Orange County Historical Society which offers an array of collections that is open the last Saturday of every month from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. They are now offering bilingual tours of their nature walks through their Volunteer Naturalist Program. The exhibit America’s Favorite Past Time will be opening in 2017. Visit heritagemuseumoc.org for more information.

The Balboa Island Museum in Newport Beach is partnering with the Orange County Historical Commission to participate in the Uncovering Hidden Histories in Orange County which will be held on June 10, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. at the Irvine Ranch Historic Park. This community event will provide resources to people working on family and local history. It will specifically educate the public about how to conduct oral histories. History organizations are welcome to participate at no cost. They should contact Heather Glasgow at 714-973-6610 or heather.glasgow@ocparks.com by May 1st. Jennifer and Cindy Keil will also be presenting at the 2017 SOHA conference on Thursday, April 27th on “Digital Oral History Methodology” which will review their process on starting two community projects.

International Women’s Day 

Happy International Women’s Day from the Southwest Oral History Association! Please join us for this year’s conference on April 27-29 in Tempe, AZ. Visit southwestoralhistory.org for more details. 

#conference #oralhistory #history #oralhistorians #internationalwomensday #womenshistorymonth

Mink Award

Southwest Oral History Association is celebrating Women’s History Month! For our flashback Friday, here is President Marcia M. Gallo who presented the 2016 James V. Mink Award to oral historian and filmmaker Virginia Espino at SOHA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration which was held on October 15, 2016.

Stanford University Libraries

ca-stanford_univ_library_433Personal Digital Archiving 2017

March 29-31, 2017PDA logo

Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to host the PDA 2017 conference. Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a short commuter train ride from San Francisco.

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers: Gary Wolf andKim Christen!

As the centrality of personal digital archives and the ubiquity of digital content grows, librarians, archivists, scholars, students, activists, and those who fill the role of the “family IT person,” have to deal with how to best select, preserve, and manage digital material. PDA 2017 seeks to host a discussion across domains focusing on how to best manage personal digital material, be it at a large institution or in a home office.

PDA 2017 will showcase both current and emerging scholarship on personal information management and personal digital archiving, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. Participants will include a wide-range of people and organizations.

The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations and hands-on workshops.

Who should attend?

  • community organizations focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections
  • scholars, researchers and graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines
  • those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, and tool developers
  • information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators

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Stanford University Libraries is pleased to have the Coalition for Networked Information serve as a collaborator for this conference.

Past PDA conference information

Personal Digital Archiving 2017 is an inclusive, friendly, and safe collaboration opportunity. We are committed to helpful and respectful communication. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks and associated social events. Participants at an event violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers, and their details provided to partner institutions and events.

Adapted from the Digital Library Federation and Project Hydra, and based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki and the CodeofConduct4Lib. For more information, see our full Code of Conduct.

Workshops

Please note that you must be registered for the PDA conference in order to attend a workshop. Include your workshop selection in your registration. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add a workshop selection, please do so using the link below.

Eventbrite - Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017