UWOHP and the Oral History Review

The Oral History Review

The Oral History Review

UWOHP head, Troy Reeves, is the managing editor of the Oral History Review, the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history and related fields.

Published by Oxford University Press, the journal’s primary mission is to explore the nature and significance of oral history and advance understanding of the field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public.

A virtual issue of the Oral History Review is available for free until December 31st, 2016. This virtual issue, the first produced by the Oral History Review’s editors, is presented in celebration of the Oral History Association’s fiftieth anniversary. It brings together fifteen articles, all previously published in the Review, that probe the nature and value of oral history.

The current issue of the Oral History Review includes a special section, Looking Back, Looking Forward: Fifty Years of Oral History, featuring three new essays on “the history of oral history,” examining the trajectory of the field over the past fifty years.

The previous issue of the Oral History Review is a special issue, Listening to and Learning from LGBTQ Lives, which “seeks to examine and deepen historical and contemporary perspectives on the importance of the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people,” and was featured in the Summer 2016 edition of Feminist Collections. It also includes the article “’In People’s Faces for Lesbian and Gay Rights’: Stories of Activism in Madison, Wisconsin, 1970 to 1990.”

Check out the Oral History Review’s posts hosted by the OUPblog.