Dr Carolyn Collins of the University of Adelaide has been appointed joint editor of the Oral History Australia journal Studies in Oral History.

Carolyn replaces Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy who has been joint editor since 2019 with Dr Skye Krichauff . Skye continues in the joint editor role with Carolyn.

Announcing the new appointment, the OHA national committee welcome Carolyn and thanked Carla for her work with the journal including the move to open access, a new title and design.

More about Carolyn Collins

Dr Carolyn Collins is an author and oral historian based at the University of Adelaide and an interviewer for the National Library of Australia (NLA). She is the co-author of Trailblazers: 100 Inspiring South Australian Women (Wakefield Press, 2019) and co-editor of Foundational Fictions in South Australian History (Wakefield Press, 2018). Her most recent book SOS: Women, Dissent and Conscription During the Vietnam War (Monash University Press, 2021) was shortlisted in the 2021 Victorian Community History Awards. Her doctoral thesis on the same topic was awarded the University of Adelaide’s Doctoral Research Medal. A former journalist, Carolyn is a member of the SA Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, a committee member (and treasurer) for Oral History Australia (SA/NT) and a past editor of the Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia. Between 2015-2018, she conducted interviews for an Australian Research Council project examining Gough Whitlam’s Australian Assistance PlanMore recently, Carolyn has been recording the life stories of former Holden workers for the NLA.

Latest journal deadlines

A reminder that the deadline for  peer-reviewed articles for consideration in the 2024 issue of Studies in Oral History has been extended to 15 January 2024. The deadline for submission of reports remains 30 April 2024.

Go to the Call for Papers, Issue No. 46, 2024.

The theme for the special issue, No. 46, is ‘Working Lives and Workplaces’. We have two guest editors for this issue – Paul Sendziuk and Nicholas Herriot.

Contributors are advised to review the following before submission:

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