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 2016

OHA 2016 Native American History Panelists:
From the back L-R: Madonna Thunder Hawk (Cheyenne River Sioux), Temryss Lane (Lummi), Michael Barthelemy (Mandan and Hidatsa) Middle center: Angel Hinzo (Ho-Chunk/Winnebago) Front from L-R: Elizabeth Castle (Warrior Women project), Farina King (Diné), Davina Two Bears (Diné)

OHA Call for Posters

Call for Posters: Oral History Poster Session & Project Bazaar

Oral History Association 2016

October 12-16, Long Beach, California

We invite proposals for a poster session and project bazaar to be held at the annual meeting on Saturday, October 15, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. You will first need to click “Create a New Account” in the login box to get started.

OHA poster
2015 OHA Posters

Show us your oral history projects, posters, exhibits, demonstrations, and experiments! Make connections! Get inspired!

We invite proposals for a poster session and project show and tell that will be held at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. The Oral History Poster Session and Project Bazaar will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the exhibit hall. Presenters will be available to discuss their projects during the session. Proposals addressing the meeting theme,“OHA@50: Traditions, Transitions, and Technologies from the Field” are especially welcome, but any timely subject of interest to oral history will be considered.

The Oral History Poster Session and Project Bazaar provides an opportunity for informal, interactive presentations and discussions. This will be a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and for useful feedback and discussion. Presenters can share their work with a larger audience than is possible in a panel format, and there’s room to experiment and get creative. Viewers have an opportunity to become acquainted with new work quickly and easily and have more time to study the information and discuss it with presenters. There is more time for one-to-one discussion with people interested in presenters’ research than in a typical panel session. This session can be used to showcase a completed project or to communicate ideas about research in progress.

Submission requirements: Space is limited so consider how to best show your project visually and/or with portable a/v. Proposals should include a title and a description of how the presentation relates to the theme. Abstracts can be up to 250 words.  Because OHA evaluates only the abstract in its decision, be sure that it clearly conveys the purpose of your presentation. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.

Notification: The proposal submitter will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by September 1, 2016.

Registration: All poster session and project bazaar presenters must register and pay for the conference. Presenters must be present to answer questions during this session.

Poster and project requirements: Posters should be eye-catching, visual representations of a topic. An effective poster presentation highlights, with a visual display, the main points or components of a project. Text and images should be large enough to be seen from a distance of several feet. Exact size and technical specifications will be distributed when presenters are informed of their acceptance. Projects of all types are welcome but presenters will be asked to explain how they will visually represent their work.

  • A maximum of two presenters per poster or project is best. Presenters should prepare short summaries of the project and be prepared to answer questions.
  • Each presenter will be assigned a table-top space within an exhibit hall where presenters will display and discuss their presentation. Presenters should bring their own laptops and their own supplies, including pins, tacks, or other material to mount their displays on the display board, or have their displays already mounted on their own poster board which they can display on the table top. Feel free to get creative with the space!
  • Presenters are also encouraged to bring handouts or other supplementary materials, a sheet to record contact information for attendees who request additional information, and business cards.