2014 Conference

TOHA held its third annual conference on Saturday, April 5, 2014, on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

The SFA Department of History and the East Texas Historical Association were our hosts for the day.

Eight sessions, organized into four concurrent time slots throughout the day, highlighted the outcomes of oral history research in presentations by scholars, educators, students, and history enthusiasts. Breaks between sessions, morning and afternoon, allowed time to mingle with others. At 4:00 p.m. everyone gathered for a brief, fun, wrap-up session.

AWARD LUNCHEON: A highlight of the conference was the on-campus luncheon during which TOHA presented its Thomas L. Charlton Lifetime Achievement Award to Lois E. Myers, associate director of the Baylor University Institute for Oral History and longtime TOHA secretary-treasurer.


I especially enjoyed the moments at the end of each session where ideas and suggestions were shared, whether about conducting a particular project or how to generally promote and improve oral history practices and reception at home institutions.

Love this conference. I get more inspired each year!

This was my first TOHA meeting/association experience. I had an excellent and productive time. Everyone at the conference was welcoming.

This conference was a great opportunity to learn more about oral history, as well as to speak with others who have more experience with this discipline.

Can't wait till next year!