Oral History Australia
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JOURNAL - New editors announced

by | April 2, 2019
Profile photo of Skye Krichauff                  Profile photo of Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy

The Oral History Australia Journal has two new editors - Dr Skye Krichauff (left above) from the University of Adelaide and Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy (right, above) from the University of Melbourne.

OHA President Professor Alistair Thomson said he was delighted by the appointment of the new co-editors.

'We had several expressions of interest in the post, and were very pleased with the level of interest and quality of all the applicants,' he said.

'A selection committee (comprising the Chair of the journal Editorial Board Francesco Ricatti, together with experienced oral historians Beth Robertson and Janis Wilton) reviewed the EOIs  and recommended the joint appointment of Skye and Carla. The OHA National Committee reviewed and ratified that recommendation.

'We look forward to working with Skye and Carla and hearing more about their plans for the journal.'

Professor Thomson paid tribute to outgoing journal editor Dr Sue Anderson, who has edited the journal for many years and has decided to focus on other things, not least her presidency of the International Oral History Association.

Find out more about the new journal editors

Dr Krichauff is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. She is interested in colonial cross-cultural relations, the relationship between history and memory, and how societies live with historical injustices (in particular how Australians live with the enduring legacies of colonialism). Skye has worked as an expert ethno-historian for South Australian Native Title Services and a History Project Officer for a regional Aboriginal community organisation. Her first book, A journey through Narungga History (Wakefield Press, 2011), examines cross-cultural relations on nineteenth century Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Her second book Memory, Place and AboriginalSettler History (Anthem Press, 2017) is a place centred ethnography which investigates the absence of Aboriginal people in the historical consciousness of settler descendants.

Dr Pascoe Leahy is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Associate at Museums Victoria. Her research examines the history and heritage of women and children in twentieth-century Australia, particularly oral histories of mothering, childhood and menstruation. Carla has published Spaces Imagined, Places Remembered: Childhood in 1950s Australia (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011) and co-edited Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage (Routledge, 2013). Recently she co-edited a special ‘Parenting’ issue of the UK Oral History journal.

Have you read the latest journal?

The 2018 Oral History Australia Journal is now available online:

If you are an OHA member you should have received log-in details through your State secretary.

Want to contribute to the 2019 journal?

The Oral History Australia Journal No. 41, 2019 is a special issue with the theme: Oral History and the Emotions.

Deadlines associated with this issue are:

  • peer-reviewed articles - 31 March 2019
  • articles/project reports - 31 May 2019
  • reviews of books and other publications - 1 April 2018.

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