Farina King

Farina King, AZ Delegate, presented at the SOHA conference in Del Mar, CA. Will you be joining us in Tempe this year for our annual conference in April? Register today via our website, southwestoralhistory.org.

#throwbackthursday #tbt #DelMar #CA #Tempe #AZ #conference

SOHA Scholarships and Mini-Grant

There is still time to apply for the SOHA scholarships and mini-grant. The deadline for the following awards is January 20th: 


Visit www.southwestoralhistory.org/awards for more information.

SOHA 35th Anniversary

At SOHA 35th Anniversary event (L-R) 2nd VP Juan Coronado, Mink Awardee Virginia Espino, Past President Caryll Batt Dziedziak.

Join us for our annual meeting April 27-29 in Tempe, AZ. Today is the last day to submit your proposal. Conference rates and scholarship applications are made available on our site, southwestoralhistory.org

#oralhistory #conference #award #scholar #meeting #SOHA #southwest

Call for Proposals



APRIL 27-29, 2017 – Doubletree Inn, Tempe, AZ

Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History

For some communities, especially in the Southwest, oral history has been the primary form of history and a foundation of cultural and societal values. Likewise, underrepresented groups can find themselves left out of official histories, with stories as their only record. Oral history as methodology, therefore, needs to involve more than conducting an interview. Learning and gathering the stories of various communities and unheard voices inspires many of us to share them in the present and preserve them for the future. Join us in Tempe, AZ for our annual SOHA conference in 2017, where we will share, observe, and collaborate on the fascinating work being done in the field of oral history throughout our region and beyond. We encourage all members, friends, and supporters to attend and to participate on a panel, roundtable, performance, workshop, or other form of involvement.

The Program Committee invites proposals that cover a variety of oral history topics on the general theme of Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History. Students are especially encouraged to participate. SOHA members typically represent Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, California, and western Texas, but our roster includes members from all over the U.S. There are no geographical limits to who can participate and share experiences. We are interested in hearing from oral historians—practitioners, community organizations, professionals, students — from all parts of the country.

Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2016

Please find further submission guidelines at http://www.southwestoralhistory.org

Presentation submissions should include a title, short abstract, and presenter bio or CV.

Full panel and roundtable submissions are highly encouraged.

We will create panels from related individual proposals as needed. All submissions will be acknowledged; please contact us if you do not receive a reply. Notification of Acceptance letters will be sent no later than January 20, 2017.

Current SOHA membership and 2017 conference pre-registration are required of all program participants. SOHA annual membership runs with the calendar year: January through December.

The Program Committee also welcomes those who are willing to serve as commentators or panel chairs. If you plan to attend the SOHA 2017 annual conference and would be willing to serve in either capacity, please e-mail a brief CV, description of your area of expertise, and topics of special interest to soha@unlv.edu by December 16, 2016. Please put “2017 Chair or Commentator” in the Subject line.

Questions? Contact the SOHA office: soha@unlv.edu or call 702-895-5011.

SOHA 2017 Conference

SOHA 2017 Conference

Put April 27-29, 2017 and Tempe, Arizona on your calendar now! That is the date and place for the 2017 SOHA Annual Meeting. The Conference Planning Committee, led by 1st Vice President Carlos Lopez, is planning a great conference. Please let us know if you would like to get involved: contact us at soha@unlv.edu

Call for Proposals
Submission Guidelines
Individual Submission Form
Panel Submission Form

Visit www.southwestoralhistory.org/conference for the latest details.

SOHA Board

SOHA Board meetings are always filled with laughter! We are all so excited to be in Long Beach. It’s a great year to celebrate oral history. #35yearsofSOHA #50yearsofOHA #longbeach 

Long Beach 

Safe travels to Long Beach OHA and SOHA friends! We look forward to seeing you at this year’s 50th conference! @ohassociation

SOHA Award Ceremony

SOHA members, friends, and supporters: We plan to see you in Long Beach for the 50th Anniversary Oral History Association Conference from October 12-16, 2016. During the conference, SOHA will celebrate our 35th Anniversary with a special gathering and awards ceremony from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Saturday evening, October 15th. We are gathering in the beautiful and historic First Congregational Church of Long Beach, about six blocks from the conference hotel. Requested donation of $15 includes dinner and presentation of the 2016 James V. Mink Award to oral historian and filmmaker Virginia Espino. Proceeds support SOHA’s scholarship and grants programs. Please RSVP by October 7, 2016. For more information, contact SOHA  at 702-895-5011 or at  soha@unlv.edu.


Volunteer at the 50th OHA Conference and receive complementary registration. Contact coph@fullerton.edu for more details.