UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2015
TOHA ANNUAL JOINT SESSION WITH TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
“UNDERGRADS IN THE ARCHIVES: THE EAST TEXAS WAR AND MEMORY PROJECT"
Presider: Eric Gruver, TOHA President and Assistant Dean and Director of East Texas War and Memory Project, Texas A&M University Commerce
Panelists: Hayley Hasik, Jackson Dailey, and Austin Baxley; Texas A&M University Commerce
Other TOHA members on the 2015 TSHA program include Todd Moye, JoAnn Pospisil, Scott Sosebee, Dan K. Utley, and Tom Wagy.
Early registration for TSHA continues until February 1. Schedule, registration, and hotel information available at TSHA.
FOURTH ANNUAL TOHA CONFERENCE
Save the date to join TOHA old-timers and newcomers in beautiful northeast Texas during the spring for an inspiring, informative day devoted to exemplary oral history projects in the state. Additional details will be forthcoming early next year.
TSHA TEXAS HISTORY DAY
TOHA awards outstanding use of oral history in individual documentaries created by junior and senior high school students at the state’s National History Day event.
2015 TOHA CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERSFourth Annual Conference
April 25, 2015
Texas A&M University at Commerce
The Texas Oral History Association (TOHA), founded in 1983, promotes the use and good practices of oral history research through a variety of programs and publications, including the journal Sound Historian. Comprised of individuals representing diverse interests and disciplines, the professional organization will host its fourth annual conference on April 25, 2015, on the campus of Texas A&M University at Commerce.
Scholars, educators, students, history enthusiasts, folklorists, family historians, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for papers or sessions to be considered for the program. Topics should include clear evidence of oral history research or provide new insights on the methodology.
Both complete session and individual paper proposals are welcome. Individual presentations must not exceed twenty minutes, and the session format will include opening remarks by a chair, followed by three papers, or by two papers and concluding remarks from a commentator.
Proposals should include the names, affiliations, and contact information of participants, the titles of sessions and papers, and a brief description of the topics to be covered. Please submit your proposals via email by January 5, 2015.
Direct all submittals and inquiries to:
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
TOHA SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE BARNES COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARD
Since 1999 TOHA has recognized oral history projects exemplifying distinguished preservation of community history in Texas. The award is named for longtime community historian and twice TOHA president, Mary Faye Willms-Barnes, of Lockhart, Texas. For the purposes of this award, community history is broadly defined, to include the history of a village, town, or urban neighborhood, but also to include the history of a business, school, hospital, social organization, religious organization, or other public or private institution.
See the TOHA community awards page for award criteria, the selection process, the nomination form, and information on previous award winners.
BAYLOR INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HISTORY (BUIOH) OFFERS GRANT FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH
BUIOH invites nonprofit organizations in the state of Texas to apply for a grant to facilitate oral history research in their communities. BUIOH seeks to make a difference in one local Texas community per year through this annual grant that includes, in addition to monetary funding, assistance from BUIOH through consultation and training, equipment loans, processing and transcribing, and co-archiving the interviews generated by the local organization. Visit the BUIOH Community Grant page to learn more about the benefits and requirements for the grant, read about previous recipients, and access application materials. Grant proposal deadline: January 16, 2015.
SOUND HISTORIAN, VOLUME 16, COMING SOON
Volume 16 (2014) of Sound Historian is in the editing stage. Look for it in the mail soon!
SOUND HISTORIAN INVITES ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS & BOOK REVIEWERS
Sound Historian is a double-blind, peer-reviewed professional journal published since 1993 by the Texas Oral History Association. Editor Dan K. Utley invites your manuscript submissions for future issues of the journal. Article submissions are welcomed from students as well as veteran scholars. Manuscripts should be 15-20 pages, double-spaced throughout, including quotations, footnotes, and works cited. In matters of style, refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Submit the original manuscript in a Microsoft Word version as an e-mail attachment and send it to email@example.com. The journal editor and members of the editorial board, all experienced Texas oral historians, will then review your manuscript and determine if it is eligible for publication or if it needs additional work. Once the article is accepted for publication, the editor will provide instructions concerning electronic submission of the revised manuscript. Send e-mail submissions or inquiries to: SOUND HISTORIAN, Dan K. Utley, Editor, Department of History, Texas State University. For phone inquiries, call (512) 940-0317.
Book Review Editor Nancy K. Berlage would like to hear from TOHA folks who will commit to reading and reviewing books on oral history topics for the journal.
DEADLINES FAST APPROACHING
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RENEWAL TIME IS JANUARY 1
If your membership will lapse in 2015, you will receive a renewal notice in early January. Your prompt response to renew for 2015 is greatly appreciated. Our membership fees, which include our journal, remain quite low:
Remember, you can renew for multiple years.
If you have questions about your membership or need a renewal form, please contact Lois Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 254.710.6285. Membership forms are available at http://www.baylor.edu/toha/index.php?id=29341.