The first issue of the Oral History Australia journal under the new name Studies In Oral History will be based on the theme ‘Oral history, place and environment’.

Journal editors Skye Krichauff and Carla Pascoe Leahy announced the theme of the special 2021 issue while issuing a Call for Papers for peer-reviewed articles.

The journal’s Call for Papers is usually issued late in the year for the following year’s issue. This year, however, the editors decided to bring forward the deadline for peer-reviewed articles to better cater for the review process. A further Call for Papers will be issued later this year for non-peer reviewed contributions. In other news, Alexandra Dellios is to take over from Francesco Ricatti as chair of the journal’s Editorial Board, as of the 2021 issue.

Call for papers

This special issue of Studies in Oral History (formerly Oral History Australia Journal) invites reflections upon the ways in which oral history can illuminate and expand our understandings of place and environment.

To be considered for peer review, articles should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words (excluding references) and are due 30 November 2020. Publication of the special issue is anticipated in late 2021.

Please visit Oral History Austrlia’s website for more details: