Home(Lands) & Oral Histories of (Re)Vitalization

deadline for submissions: 
September 9, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Oral History Association
contact email: 

We excited to share our 2020 conference program! Join us September 11-13, 2020 via Zoom. You can pre-register here. We ask that you register by September 9th, 2020. Some programs have been moved to October such as our introduction to oral history workshop and a documentary screening with the director. More information will be provided at the conference for future events. Please contact the conference co-chairs at soha2020conf@gmail.com with any questions.

We are offering the conference at no-cost/donation basis to students and members with a nominal cost to non-members. We hope you will help sustain our 501c3 non-profit by renewing/joining our membership or fund our programs, bit.ly/supportSOHA. We will have a keynote address, plenary sessions, and an award ceremony in which we will acknowledge our 2020 Mink awardee, Professor William (Willy) Bauer, 2020 Lifetime Awardee, Professor Caryll Dziedziak, mini-grant, and scholarship recipients. Our Zoom platform will continue the mentorship program with our network of practitioners. We will archive portions of the conference and offer them on our website as a resource. 

Follow updates on our social media accounts with #SOHA2020 and share your sessions online to promote attendance.

Save the date for our Lightning Round on Friday, Sept. 11, 2:30 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time

The Lightning Round features new and emerging oral historians. This lightning round is a special session where emerging scholars can pre-register to give brief presentations (3-5 minutes long each) about their oral history research. The session is organized and moderated by SOHA Secretary Dalena Sanderson-Hunter (University of California, Los Angeles) and SOHA 2020 Conference Committee member Brittany Romanello (Arizona State University).