I am Sitting in a Room, Part I: Oral History & Writing
Location: Solaris, Hudson, New York
Instructors: Suzanne Snider with guest instructor Nikki Yeboah
Level: All are welcome
I am Sitting in a Room, Part I: Oral History & Writing
In our 40th anniversary year, Oral History Queensland and Oral History Australia, in partnership with State Library Queensland and Queensland Memory, welcome proposals for our 2019 biennial conference in sun-soaked southern Queensland. Oral historians, in a variety of guises and combining age-old listening skills with dazzling new technologies, record intimate stories and create challenging histories. Our conference welcomes participants who use oral history in their work across the many fields and disciplines that contribute to community, professional and academic histories. We welcome presenters from across Australia, across the Tasman and around the world. We invite proposals for individual presentations, workshops, performances and thematic panels.
The main conference at State Library Queensland will be on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2019. Oral history training workshops will be held at a Brisbane venue on Thursday 10th October. Following the conference, on Sunday 13th October a selection of history walks and tours will introduce participants to the region’s rich and diverse communities of memory.
In keeping with 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, a Keynote plenary panel will focus on Oral History, Oral Tradition and Indigenous History (with invited speakers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada).
Further details at https://www.oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/2019-conference.html
CLOSING DATE FOR PROPOSALS: 1 MARCH 2019
Pathways in the Field
Considerations for those working in, on and around oral history
October 16-20 2019
Sheraton Saltr Lake City Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah
Register at https://www.oralhistory.org/oha-conference-registration-for-soha-members/
SOHA's Annual Conference, March 27-29, 2020, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Call for Proposals
SOHA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, March 27-29, 2020
The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) will host its annual conference with the theme of Home(Lands) and
Oral Histories of (Re)Vitalization on March 27-29, 2020, at the Lied Library on the campus of the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas (UNLV). Home(Lands) is a timely platform for the conference, as SOHA returns to its institutional home at
UNLV. Home(Lands) also reflects major issues in Nevada such as the possible reinstatement of the Yucca Mountain
Nuclear Waste Repository, the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s controversial and repeated efforts to gain groundwater
rights from valleys to the distant north of Las Vegas, and the continued presence of open pit mining in the entangled
boom/bust continuum that powers so much of rural Nevada economies. This call stresses the question of the rights and the meanings that inhere in claims to and experiences of home, acknowledging the voices of those claiming their home. Since time immemorial to our present-day in the Southwest and beyond, vicissitudes of harmony and tensions about
understandings of home and belonging in terms of the national and international imaginary persist. Oral Histories of
(Re)Vitalization refer to the vitality and the struggles surrounding the value—at times, valuation—of life, both human and
nonhuman. Homelands are the center of life, which oral histories encapsulate and express as ways to revitalize and
support thriving beings.
We invite all oral historians, scholars, students, teachers, community members, and others to submit proposals for
presentations and/or sessions that feature oral history research and offer insights on methodologies and practices.
Although we encourage proposals that address how oral history and oral traditions create and affect communities’ senses of home and vitality, all proposals (both full sessions and individual presentations) are welcome and will be reviewed.
Proposals should include the names, affiliations, and preferred contact information of participants, a one-page CV for each presenter, the titles of sessions and papers/presentations, and a brief abstract of each presentation/paper (no more than 250 words per abstract) along with a brief summary (30-40 words) of the full session if applicable. Indicate if your presentation requires the use of technology (A/V). Please submit your complete proposals as a single PDF via email to email@example.com by January 6, 2020. Thank you, and we look forward to your submissions!
Southwest Oral History Association
southwestoralhistory.org I firstname.lastname@example.org I (702) 895-5011
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 455020 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5020
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1. Call for Papers
At the core of oral history is a desire for a more complex and nuanced understanding of the world around us. While we value each oral account as unique, personal and subjective, bringing together many voices – whether in agreement or disagreement – allows greater meaning to be gleaned, refined and accumulated. Oral history teaches us to be considerate and empathetic to different voices and perspectives. What does this mean in the context of oral history taking root in more places and different cultures around the world? Where it is used in more and different contexts and disciplines? Aided and even led by changing technologies? Presented in different forms and bearing multiple uses? This conference invites papers which shed light on the growing diversity, multidimensionality and interdisciplinary applications of oral history.
As the IOHA conference enters Southeast Asia for the first time, the theme is also an invitation for reflection by the international oral history community to consider how we can help and support one another through friendships, networks and alliances.
We look forward to receiving abstracts on the following themes:
Oral history, culture and community
Oral history, ethics and the law
Oral history and the arts
Oral history and technology
Oral history and politics
Oral history and business
Oral history and sports
Oral history and conflict
Oral history and indigenous communities
Inter- and cross-disciplinary applications of oral history (journalism, therapy, etc.)
Comparative studies of oral history
The official language of the congress is English, but presentations in Spanish will also be welcomed.
You can propose either 1) a paper, 2) a poster, or 3) an audio-visual presentation. Please read the instructions below before making a proposal and submitting your abstract.
Please note that each individual may only submit one solo-authored paper, poster or audio-visual presentation proposal, but additional co-authored proposals can also be submitted. If more than one solo-authored paper is received by the same author, the last submitted proposal will be considered for acceptance.
We would appreciate it if Spanish submissions could come with an English translation.
To propose a paper or a poster:
Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words via email to email@example.com. Select the type of proposal (a paper or a poster) and select one of the themes on the provided list for the scheduling of your proposal. Please also indicate the language of your proposal presentation (English or Spanish) and provide 3-5 keywords related to your proposal presentation.
To propose an audio-visual presentation:
Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Select one of the themes on the provided list for the scheduling of your audio-visual presentation. Please provide 3-5 keywords related to your audio-visual presentation. It is important that you provide details of both the content and format of your work (explain clearly what type it is, and how it should be screened) and any further important information concerning technical requirements. If the audio-visual presentation is not in English, please make sure that it is subtitled.
Instructions on how to submit your audio-visual materials will be provided later.
The deadline for all proposals is 31 August 2019. A notification regarding your submission will be sent in November 2019.
2. Call for Workshop Proposals
IOHA 2020 will be hosting a series of workshops on 22 June 2020 and is inviting workshop proposals from the international community. This will be a rare opportunity to facilitate learning and the exchange of ideas and information among international participants.
Full-day or half-day workshops may address specific methodological issues or emerging trends.
We invite individuals or teams interested in conducting such a workshop to submit proposals. Please include the following in your submission to email@example.com:
Objective and description (max. 300 words)
Target audience and expected size
Names, contact information and brief biographies (max. 50 words each) of the workshop facilitators
Details on where this workshop was previously conducted (if applicable)
Technical requirements, including space, audio/visual, computer and communication needs
All paper presenters (including posters and audio-visual presentations) and workshop facilitators must also register for IOHA 2020. Registration and payment details will be available on the conference website www.ioha2020.sg in late 2019. Please check the website for further information.
If you have any questions concerning the call for papers and workshop proposals, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference website will be launched in July 2019. Please look out for it!
Senior Specialist (Oral History) | Oral History Centre | National Archives of Singapore, National Library Board
Vice President | International Oral History Association
We are pleased to inform you that the date for submissions for the XXI IOHA Conference, to be held 22–26 June 2020 in Singapore, has been extended. The final submission deadline is 30 September 2019. Early submissions are encouraged.
For full details of the CFP (which includes a call for papers, posters, audiovisual presentations and workshop proposals) please visit the conference website at www.ioha2020.sg