Journal – Call for Papers – No. 46 2024

Studies in Oral History, Issue No. 46, 2024

Editor: Skye Krichauff

Guest editors: Paul Sendziuk and Nicholas Herriot

Working Lives & Workplaces

Peer-reviewed articles

Contributions are invited from Australia and overseas for the peer-reviewed articles section of the 2024 issue of Studies in Oral History, the journal of Oral History Australia (OHA).

This special issue will explore oral histories of working lives, workplaces and work, all broadly defined to incorporate histories of volunteering, military service and other types of service. Papers that employ or interrogate oral history methodologies and illuminate aspects of working life, workplaces, and workplace culture are invited.

Contributions are invited across the following themes (though are not limited to these):

  • How the experience of work is mediated by gender, ethnicity, class, and generation
  • How technological innovation changed the nature of work
  • How workers have sought to protect their employment rights and conditions
  • Migrants’ experience of the workplace
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Multi-generations of families working at the same workplace
  • Unfree work
  • Work and the environment
  • Workplace closures, redundancies and lay-offs.

As all articles are subject to anonymous peer review, pleasure ensure your submission contains no identifying material. Articles submitted to the Oral History Australia Editorial Board for peer review will first be assessed for suitability by the Editorial Board. Please consult the Guidelines for Contributors and Journal Style Guide for further information.

Word limits and deadlines

To be considered for peer review, articles should be no more than 8000 words, including references. Publication of the issue is anticipated in late 2024.

The submission deadline (15 January 2024) for articles for peer review has now passed. Submissions are no longer being accepted.


Send submissions to: Dr Alexandra Dellios, Chair, Oral History Australia Editorial Board, email


Submissions are also invited for the reports section of the 2024 issue of Studies in Oral History. Reports may describe oral history projects conducted by academic researchers, museum curators, heritage professionals, consulting historians, community historians and more. Projects may have resulted in public outcomes such as websites, exhibitions, podcasts, theses, articles or books. Please note the reports section is not peer-reviewed; notes from the field, updates on exciting new work, or reflections on the process and/or outcomes of oral history projects are encouraged. Reports which relate to the issue theme of ‘Working Lives and Workplaces’ are welcome but not mandatory.

Word limit: 1,500 words.

Deadline for report submissions: Monday 30 April 2023.

Please send reports to Alexandra Mountain, Reports Editor of Studies in Oral

Please note that while the reports are not peer-reviewed, we cannot accept all reports for publication and accepted reports will need to be edited for length, clarity and adherence to the Style Guide. Reports will be selected on the basis of quality of writing, the diversity of oral history perspectives showcased across the reports section and relevance to the special issue theme. Please consult the Guidelines for Contributors and Style Guide for further information.

Updated 28 November 2023

Key information

Issue: No. 46, 2024

Theme/title: Working Lives & Workplaces

Editor: Skye Krichauff

Guest editors: Paul Sendziuk and Nicholas Herriot


  • Peer-reviewed articles – limit 8000 words, including references – deadline for 2024 now passed.
  • Reports on specific projects, conferences or events – deadline 30 April 2024, limit 1500 words.
  • Reviews of books and other publications – limit 800 words.
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