International Oral History Associations
The International Oral History Association. is a professional association established to provide a forum for oral historians around the world, and a means for cooperation among those concerned with the documentation of human experience. IOHA seeks to stimulate research that uses the techniques of oral history and to promote the development of standards and principles for individuals, institutions and agencies (both public and private) who have the responsibility for the collection and preservation of historical information gathered through the techniques of oral histories, in all forms. Through international conferences, collaborative networks, and support for national oral history organizations, IOHA seeks to foster a better understanding of the democratic nature and value of oral history worldwide. The International Oral History Association was formally constituted in June 1996 at the IXth International Oral History Conference in Göteborg, Sweden. The official languages of the IOHA and its publications are English and Spanish.
IOHA meets every two years at the Biennial International Oral History Conference held in different regions or continents. The next Conference will be held in Finland 18-21 June 2018 - with the theme Memory and Narration. See https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ioha2018
Words and Silences is the official journal of the International Oral History Association. It is an online peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on oral history methodology, as well as research that is based on oral history interviewing.
View the current Call for Papers for the 2017 Journal Oral History and Emotions http://www.ioha.org/call-for-papers-oral-history-and-emotions/
Deadline for papers 30 June 2017.
Global Oral History Network
H-OralHist is an on-line network for those interested in studies related to oral history. It is a member of the H-Net, the Humanities & Social Sciences Online initiative, an international interdisciplinary organisation of scholars and teachers dedicated to utilising the educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Its edited lists and websites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for scholars and the interested public. The computing heart of H-Net resides at the Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, at Michigan State University, but H-Net officers, editors and subscribers come from all over the globe.
The Association is made up of private record collectors, professional sound archivists, radio broadcasters and social historians, consisting of individuals and institutions with a strong interest in sound recording history, its development and all related activities.
Libraries, Museums and Archives
National Library of Australia – Oral History Collection
National Film and Sound Archive - Oral History
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) – worldwide knowledge and understanding of Australian indigenous cultures past and present.
State Library of NSW Research and Collections
Copyright - information and training
Australian Copyright Council An excellent website providing comprehensive information about all aspects of copyright.
Examples of Programs and Websites using Oral Histories
You can also listen to ten Australian Generations radio programs produced by ABC Radio National, or access the interviews via the Australian Generations website.
The City of Sydney is committed to the ongoing collection oral history interviews that record and reflect the diverse nature of many communities www.sydneyoralhistories.com.au
'Storylines' an initiative of the State Library of Western Australia