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From the Affiliated Societies column of the May 2006 Perspectives

OHA Announces Extension of Deadline for Article Award

AHA Staff, May 2006

The Oral History Association has extended the nomination deadline for its honorific award to recognize a published article or essay that uses oral history to make a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship; and/or significantly advances understanding of important theoretical issues in oral history; and/or is an outstanding example of sound oral history methodology. Submissions will now be accepted until June 15, 2006.

The article award is presented biannually in even-numbered years. The next award will be made at the OHA's 2006 annual meeting (to be held October 25–29, 2006, in Little Rock, Arkansas). The winning author(s) will receive a framed award certificate, a one-year membership in the OHA, and complimentary registration for the annual meeting.

Articles published between April 1, 2004 and March 31, 2006, are eligible for consideration. The OHA welcomes entries that represent the work of academic scholars, public historians, professionals in history-related disciplines, and community-based individuals and groups. Entries are welcome from around the world but must be in English.

Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria: contribution to socio/historical inquiry; contribution to the practice of oral history; adherence to sound methodology in the conduct of interviews, including the deposit of completed interviews in a public repository for subsequent use and reinterpretation, where appropriate; skillfulness and originality of presentation. The award may be granted to a publication the significance of which, at least in part, derives from germinal work done previously by the author(s).

One copy of the article or essay must be sent to each member of the article awards committee: Katherine Jellison, Chair, Department of History, Bentley Annex, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701; Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A1000, Austin, TX 78712; Andor Skotnes, 4 Harding Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054.

Submissions must be postmarked by June 15, 2006, and must include a nomination letter that assesses the work's significance, current impact, and contributions to knowledge and/or the practice of oral history.