The 40th anniversary issue of Oral History Forum d’histoire orale, the online journal of the Canadian Oral History Association, is now available at http://www.oralhistoryforum.ca/index.php/ohf/issue/view/50.
Richard Lochead, retired from Library and Archives Canada, analyzes the changing role of archives in Canadian oral history:
In addition, five Canadian oral historians reflect on the past 40 years of oral history in Canada:
“Workers’ Oral History: Recording, Preserving, and Promoting” (Ken Clavette and Robert Hatfield)
“(Where) Do Canadians Talk About Oral History?” (Alexander Freund)
“Rewinding Back to the Beginning: In Praise of the Donor Interview” (Caroline Forcier Holloway)
“Oral History in Canada: Ten Years Later” (Ronald Labelle)
“A Forum for Surprises” (Patricia Skidmore-Skuce)
Further submissions – whether articles for peer review; teaching resources, course outlines and syllabi; short think, discussion, and opinion pieces; works of art emerging from oral history (visual art, play scripts, poetry, fiction); annotated transcripts; audio tours; works in progress; or conference reports – are encouraged. Please contact the editor, Janis Thiessen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.