To join the ISSOT, please complete a questionnaire. Your profile will be entered into a data-base to facilitate contact among members with related interests. We aim to foster individual collaborations as well as (web-connected) working groups.
As each new issue of our journal Oral Tradition is published, we will install a link leading to an ISSOT discussion associated with the contents of that particular issue.
The ISSOT will offer online storage and informal publication of primary and secondary materials related to the study of oral traditions. For fieldworkers, this will amount to secondary, backup storage of audio, video, photographic, and other items; the sole requirement will be the fieldworker’s willingness to contribute a short contextual explanation and to allow open access for pedagogical and research-linked purposes. Secondary materials, such as unpublished conference papers or working documents, may also be uploaded to the eArchive under the same agreement.
The ISSOT will sponsor occasional Internet conferences and “webinars” on subjects of interest to the membership. These events will be eligible for video capture and archiving.
Easy access to CSOT projects
The site will also offer easy, direct access to several CSOT initiatives: