The 40th anniversary issue of Oral History Forum d’histoire orale, the journal of the Canadian Oral History Association, is now available to COHA members. Featured are reflections on the history of oral history in Canada, including: Back to the 1980s: Revisiting and Rethinking the Role of Archives in COHA Richard Lochead Workers’ Oral History: Recording, … More 40th anniversary issue of FORUM
Canada’s Role in Global Politics, 1989-1990 This special issue, guest edited by Alexander von Plato (John G. Diefenbaker Fellow, 2012) and Karen Brglez (University of Winnipeg), is now available. It contains more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on Canada’s role in the end of the Cold War, based on oral history interviews conducted with politicians.
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For centuries, the communication of historical information was exclusively oral. With the advent of writing, however, people came to rely almost entirely on written documents for information about the past, but much that was communicated orally was lost. The advent of sound recording technology has once more enabled students of the past to collect and … More What is Oral History?