It’s that time again, SOHA members: Board nominations are upon us!
Your current Co-Presidents, Juan D. Coronado and Marcie Gallo, are completing their terms of office as of July 1, 2019. As is the SOHA custom, current 1st Vice President Jennifer Keil has agreed to assume the office of SOHA President. In addition, current 2nd Vice President Farina King is willing to assume the duties of 1st Vice President.
Also willing to remain in office are Carlos Lopez, Arizona Delegate, and Rachael Cassidy, New Mexico Delegate. This does not preclude other SOHA members from being nominated or self-nominating for these important positions.
Some who have served our organization well for the last few years will step aside. We offer our sincere thanks to Caryll Batt Dziedziak (Treasurer), Barbara Tabach (Secretary), Virginia Espino (California Delegate), Stefani Evans (Nevada Delegate), Midge Dellinger (Student Representative), and Bridget Groat (Native American Representative)
We now have several vacancies for Board positions and welcome nominations and self-nominations. Please see pages 8 and 9 of our Summer 2019 Newsletter for descriptions of duties for the positions. All nominees must be current members of SOHA.
To nominate yourself or someone else (with their consent, of course), please send your name and contact information, along with two sentences on why you or the person you are nominating are qualified and interested in being on the SOHA Board of Directors, by August 1 to: SOHA Nominating Committee Chair Sarah Moorhead,firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Oral History Association Discount Codes :
Early Bird Registration (Until 8/15/19)
|SOHAMEMEB||$165||For people with institutional support|
|SOHAINDSEB||$145||For people who are independent scholars|
Regular Registration (Beginning 8/16/19)
|SOHAMEMReg||$190||For people with institutional support|
|SOHAINDSReg||$175||For people who are independent scholars|
|SOHASTUDENT||$50||For students or community practitioners*|
*Student and community practitioner pricing is the same for early bird and regular registration.
** Registration for Family Members of Attendees is $35, and is the same for both members and non-members.
Online Registration Instructions:
- Go to the online registration form. More registration information can be found on our website here.
- Create an account on the site. You do not have to become an OHA member.
- Fill out the registration information. For registration type, select Non-Member. You can also register other people as guests. Please don’t use the given discount codes for non-SOHA members.
- Go to the next page, and enter the appropriate discount code. This will give you OHA Member Pricing.
- Continue checking out.
- You will receive an invoice receipt and registration confirmation in your email.
*If you wish to register and pay by check, please use this 2019 Registration form. Please indicate that you are a SOHA Member, and mail to the address listed on the form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OHA Executive Office at email@example.com.
We hope you enjoy our SOHA Summer 2019 Newsletter! You can share it with family and friends with our social media accounts. Learn more about our upcoming conference with the Oral History Association in Salt Lake City, Utah October 16-20, 2019. Our members receive a special rate, so please renew your membership today. Visit http://bit.ly/SOHA2019 for registration details. There’s still time to submit a poster, so consider participating in this year’s program. You will want to register for the conference tours and workshops led by amazing scholars in the oral history field.
Conference Call Agenda
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 2-3 PM EST (11-Noon PST).
Location: Zoom Meeting. To join the meeting, use this Zoom link
Please Note: This session will be recorded if there is consensus to do so from all participants. Previous discussions that were recorded can be accessed here
- Welcome (2:00 PM EST)
- May Discussion of Practice (2:00 ~ 2:45 PM EST)
Topic: “Multilingual indexing (workflows) with OHMS”
Joint Facilitators/ Presenters; Teague Schneiter, Senior Manager, and Brendan Coates, Senior Archivist, Oral History Projects at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California.
III. May Business Meeting (2:45-3:00 PM EST)
1) Update on committee to address OHA Principles and Best Practices supplemental archives document initiated in January
Jennifer Snyder/ Ellen Brooks
2) Any Additional New Business or Announcements?
Future Meeting Topics:
July 2019: TBD, Possibilities include:
“Cooking with Sound”: Recording Software, Best Practices (Charles Hardy III, West Chester University)
“Using text analyzing and data analysis tools and strategies for mining large oral history collections (transcripts): early discussions from a case study at San Francisco State University (Lauren Kata, with longtime OHA member and guest Kathy Nasstrom)
September 2019: Topic Needed/TBD
November 2019: Automated Transcription Part II, Allison Schein Holmes, Archivist, WFMT & Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Topic Ideas for the Future: Copyright 101 (Teague/AMIA)
OHA-AIG Member Bios: Reminder to please consider adding your bio here if you haven’t already done so – Bios AIG members
Conference Call Discussion Topics Document: Please add any new ideas for discussion topics to this document – Conference Call Discussion Proposals
Documenting the Now is accepting applications from social justice activist organizations that would like to benefit from a free community-based digital archives workshop in their city. The workshops will focus on helping activists to develop the skills and to use available tools to collect, preserve, and share their web, social media and other types of digital content in their own digital archive. Our hope is that activist communities, in creating their own archives, will be able to better document their activities, assert a greater level of control over their own narratives, and secure access to digital content that has been safely captured and preserved through methods that will allow that content to be authenticated at a later date for evidentiary, research, or other purposes. As part of the workshop, our trainers will also share knowledge about digital security and surveillance, as these are issues that negatively impact modern day social justice activism. During the workshops, participants will:
How Donald Trump is making illegal immigration worse was published in the Washington Post on March 15, 2019 by the SOHA Co-President, Juan Coronado.
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The Museum of Making Music is a division of NAMM Foundation. Visit them in SoCal at:
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Be sure to view their exciting list of upcoming events at: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events and view their fantastic exhibits.
December 13, 2018 – August 31, 2019
The Museum of Making Music’s special exhibition, “Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA,” takes a close look and listen at the current state of the accordion across the country, highlighting stories and recordings from some of the players pushing it forward. Find out where the accordion could be headed next and even play one for yourself – you may well become part of the instrument’s future.
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.”