Oral History Association Annual Meeting

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Oral History Association

2015 OHA Annual Meeting

October 14-18, 2015
Tampa, Florida
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel2015 OHA Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida

Make plans to attend the 2015 OHA Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.  The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the field. The meeting enables students and both emerging and established scholars to network and learn valuable skills. This year’s theme, “Stories for Social Change and Social Justice,” focuses special attention on the power of oral history to uncover links between political and cultural change and to inspire civic engagement.


The preliminary program for the 2015 annual meeting is available at 2015 Program. You may search the online program by day, time, or person. You can also see a daily schedule in grid form this year when you select “Program Calendar” from the menu.

Workshops and Tours

Learn more about OHA Wednesday workshops, our Saturday teacher workshop, and our tour offerings.

Workshop Information

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Program Highlights
  • Dynamic plenary sessions on oral history and social activism, the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, and organizing in the aftermath of Ferguson.
  • Andy Garrison, independent filmmaker out of Austin, Texas, showcasing and speaking about his most recent documentary feature Trash Dance.
  • OHA Presidential Reception at the Tampa Bay History Center and performance of “Gator Tales,” an original play devised and directed by Kevin Marshall in conjunction with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program featuring the unique experiences of African American students at the University of Florida over the past 50 years.  The performance is made possible by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
  • Keynote speaker Charles Cobb, journalist, professor, and former activist with SNCC. Cobb is currently a senior analyst at allAfrica.com and a visiting professor at Brown University, as well as one of the creators and coordinators of the SNCC Legacy Project.
  • Evening performances by actor, writer and educator Judith Sloan, featuring her work “YO MISS,” and human rights activist and comedian Hari Kondabolu, called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” by the New York Times.
  • The OHA mentor program linking newcomers to established oral historians;
  • Oral history workshops for practitioners at all levels; and
  • More than 75 general sessions highlighting recent work and new technology.

Call for Posters

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2015 Call for Papers

Scholarship Information

Future Annual Meetings

Long Beach, California
October 12-16, 2016  

Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 4-8, 2017