This blog aims to further promote the Oral History Review’s mission of exploring the field of oral history and its significance. In conjunction with the OHR, we provide digital space to those interested in presenting ideas, thoughts, conclusions, or arguments on the topic of oral history, and connect oral history to the ideas and events that shape contemporary discussions. While we in part focus this effort on giving OHR authors additional room to discuss their scholarship, we also use our platform to promote the national Oral History Association’s efforts, and we encourage oral history-focused submissions from anyone anywhere.

The Oral History Review, published by the Oral History Association, is the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history and related fields. The journal explores the nature and significance of oral history, in order to advance understanding of the field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public. The Review publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews, in print and multimedia formats, that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory. It seeks previously unpublished works that demonstrate high-quality research and that offer new insight into oral history practice, methodology, theory, and pedagogy. Work published in the journal arises from many fields and disciplines, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of oral history. While based in the U.S., the Review reflects the international scope of the field and encourages work from international authors and about international topics.

To submit an article for consideration by the journal, visit OHR at Taylor and Francis. If you’d like to submit a guest post to our blog, contact us.

OHR’s editorial team

Holly Werner-Thomas, Editor, holly@hollythomasoralhistory.com

Molly Todd, Managing Editor, managingeditorohr@gmail.com

Sharon Raynor, Book Review Editor, ohrbookrevieweditor@gmail.com

Edward “Bud” Kliment, Media Review Editor, OHRMedia@outlook.com

Robert LaRose, Copy Editor, copyeditorohr@gmail.com

Editorial Board

Shanna Farrell, Berkeley

Sean Field, University of Cape Town

Fanny Garcia, Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change

Molly Graham, NOAA

Erin Jessee, Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde

Lauren Kata, Archivist, NYU Abu Dhabi 

Kathy Nasstrom, University of San Francisco

Paul Ortiz

Nairy Abdel Shafy, Independent Scholar, Egypt

Alistair Thomson, Monash University

Winona Wheeler, Indigenous Scholar, University of Saskatchewan