The Journal of the Oral History Society

Oral History is the oldest and also the only independent journal publishing articles and news from oral historians in the UK and around the world. It has remained consistently at the forefront of oral history debates and developments in theory and practice since founded by Paul Thompson and colleagues in 1969. Oral History has published articles by leading oral historians and has pushed boundaries and opened up new areas in debates about memory and public history, inter-generational understanding and cultural transmission, trauma, gender, race and ethnicity, inter/subjectivity, conflict and reconciliation.

The editorial group welcomes submissions from a wide range of disciplines where the significance of oral history, orality, personal testimony and remembering is understood, valued and debated. This includes academics from the humanities and social sciences, archivists, social workers, journalists working in print and new media, health and community workers, educationalists, librarians, photographers, visual artists and museum curators. The journal's editorial policy is to sustain a lively and critical understanding of the importance of oral history for the past, present and the future.

Abstracting and Open Access

Oral History is abstracted in: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences and at ZETOC (Electronic Table of Contents from the British Library) at http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/

Interested in contributing?

Information for authors interested in submitting articles is available at:
http://www.ohs.org.uk/notes-for-authors.php.

Archive

Back issues of the journal, going back to 1972, are available to order from a year following publication or are freely available and downloadable via JSTOR to individual and institutional subscribers.

Reviews

Publishers and would be reviewers of books as well as films, radio and television programmes, theatre and exhibitions should contact the reviews editor: Anindya Raychaudhuri (ar220@st-andrews.ac.uk)

News items

News of projects and initiatives using oral history should be sent to Cynthia Brown (cb@cydfx.net) for British items or to Siobhan Warrington (siobhan@oraltestimony.org) for International items.

Advertising

Publisher specifications for advertising in Oral History can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here.

For enquiries about advertising contact Rob Perks: rob.perks@bl.uk

Editorial team:

Founder editor Paul Thompson (University of Essex)

Issue editors:
Zibiah Alfred Loakthar
Joanna Bornat (The Open University)
Jenny Harding (London Metropolitan University)
Heather Norris Nicholson (University of Huddersfield)
Rob Perks (The British Library)
Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St Andrews)
Sheena Rolph (The Open University)

Current British Work Editor
Cynthia Brown (University of Leicester)

International Work Editor
Siobhan Warrington (Oral Testimony Works)

Learning Editor - Vacant
Public History - Vacant

Reviews Editor
Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St Andrews)

Editorial Assistant
Elspeth Millar

International Editorial Advisory Board

Riki van Boeschoten (University of Thessaly, Greece)
Indira Chowdhury (Srishti School of Art, Design and Tecnology, Bengaluru, India)
Elizabeth Dore (University of Southampton)
Sean Field (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
Anna Green (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Juan J Gutiérrez (California State University, USA)
Steven High (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)
Daniela Koleva (St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
Ulla-Maija Peltonen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Alessandro Portelli (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)
Miroslave Vanek (Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic)

Reprint Permissions

We are happy to consider requests to reprint articles from Oral History in another publication.

ISSN – 143 0955

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