TOHA’s joint session for the 122nd TSHA Annual Meeting was Current Trends in Oral History and Ways it can be Incorporated into Scholarly Research. The session was led by TOHA members Adrienne Cain (Secretary-Treasurer) and Steven Sielaff (Board Member), both faculty members with Baylor University's Institute for Oral History.
This presentation featured current trends in the field of oral history and showed historians and researchers different ways to incorporate oral histories in their work. Topics covered in this session included preservation of both digital and physical materials, oral history's derivative products, digital tools that can provide access to one's work, and potential outcomes for one's interview/project.
This year, TOHA also had a table in the Exhibitor Hall and shared information about TOHA and Sound Historian. This effort led to an increase in membership as well as an increase of participants at the 2018 conference. We look forward to participating in next years meeting in Corpus Christi!