About our journal

Studies in Oral History, the journal of Oral History Australia (OHA), is an open-access, online publication that is produced annually and is available through this website for the benefit of OHA members and the broader oral history practitioner community.

Its contents, which include peer-reviewed articles, reports and reviews, reflect the diversity and vitality of oral history practice in Australia and around the world. Contributors are drawn from the ranks of academics and postgraduate students through to institutional, community and consulting oral historians. Contributions are also accepted from overseas authors.

The views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the journal editors, the editorial board or the publisher, Oral History Australia.

Our editors

Skye Krichauff

Skye Krichauff profileDr Krichauff is an ARC Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. She is interested in colonial cross-cultural relations, the relationship between history and memory, and how societies live with historical injustices (in particular how Australians live with the enduring legacies of colonialism).

View Skye’s online profile.


Carla Pascoe Leahy

Dr Pascoe Leahy is Lecturer in Family History at the University of Tasmania and an Honorary Associate at Museums Victoria. Her research examines histories of motherhood, childhood and family, as well as histories of place, environment and sustainability.

View Carla’s online profile.

Editors and Editorial Board

The production of the journal is overseen by its editors and the Editorial Board.

Joint Editors: Skye Krichauff and Carla Pascoe Leahy

Reports Editor: Alexandra Mountain, Society of Australian Genealogists

Reviews Editor: Gwyn McClelland, University of New England, Australia

Chair of Editorial Board: Alexandra Dellios, Australian National University, Australia

Editorial Board:

  • Lynn Abrams, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Indira Chowdury, Srishti-Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology,
  • Sean Field, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Alexander Freund, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Anna Green, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nepia Mahuika, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Anisa Puri, Australia
  • Beth Robertson, Australia
  • Mark Wong, National Archives of Singapore, Malaysia

History of the journal

Oral History Australia and its predecessor, the Oral History Association of Australia, began publishing the journal for the benefit of its members from the inception of the organisation in 1979.

The publication was initially known as the Oral History Association of Australia Journal. From 2014-2019 it was the Oral History Australia Journal (ISSN: 0158 7366). In 2020 the OHA changed the title to Studies in Oral History.

OHA ceased printing copies of the journal with the 2016 issue and since 2017 issues have been published in electronic format only.

In 2020 the OHA decided to make the journal open access.

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