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2020-06-19 - 2020-06-20 All day
Storytelling and Oral History
Oral History Network of Ireland Annual ConferenceMaynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland19th & 20th June 2020
Keynote address by Prof. Lynn Abrams (Chair in Modern History, University of Glasgow)
Deadline to submit a proposal: 21 February 2020 The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) is pleased to announce its 2020 conference on the theme of "Storytelling and Oral History." Allowing participants to tell their unique stories in their own words is key to the work of oral historians. This conference offers oral history practitioners an opportunity to reflect on the role played by storytelling within interviews, the factors that shape the telling of a story, and the potential future uses of those stories after the interview. This two-day conference will take place in Maynooth University on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June 2020.Continuing OHNI’s tradition of inviting keynote speakers of international renown, we are delighted to welcome Professor Lynn Abrams, Chair in Modern History, University of Glasgow. Abrams’ research interests span the history of women and gender, including oral history, of the modern period in Britain and Europe. She is the author of Oral History Theory as well as studies deploying oral history methodology including Myth and Materiality in a Woman’s World: Shetland 1800-2000 and The Orphan Country: Children of Scotland’s Broken Homes 1800-present. She is currently working on a book on postwar womanhood in Britain and is leading an AHRC research project on the history of knitted textiles in Scotland.While we welcome proposals on any topic related to oral history, we are particularly interested in proposals that take an imaginative approach to the "Storytelling and Oral History" conference theme. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to):
- How and why we tell stories
- Memories as stories
- The role of oral tradition
- Unlocking hidden stories
- Digital storytelling
- Storytelling in group interviews
- Performing stories
- Place-based stories
- Shaping stories through identity
- Preserving stories
- Storytelling and the decade of centenaries
Conference contributions are welcome in a range of formats:
- Standard conference papers (20 minutes)
- 10-minute presentations for our "Moments" panels, focusing on outstanding or memorable individuals, experiences, and/or incidents that influenced or changed the way the presenter practices oral history
- Posters and visual presentations
To propose, please submit an abstract (of not more than 250 words) along with your name, the name of your group, name of your organisation or institution, and your email address to email@example.com before Friday 21st February 2020 at 5 p.m. All proposals must demonstrate a clear engagement with oral history and/or personal testimony, and we actively encourage the use of audio clips. The conference committee’s decision on successful abstracts will be communicated to potential presenters in March.You can download a copy of our Call for Papers here – Call for Papers_ Storytelling and Oral History.Registration for the conference and further information will shortly be posted on the conference page of our website. For further details or queries, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-06-22 - 2020-06-26 All day
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
2020-06-22 - 2020-06-26 All day
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
2020-07-03 - 2020-07-04 All day
Oral History Society (British)
Bournemouth Conference 2020
Oral History and the Media
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July 2020
2020-07-03 - 2020-07-04 All day
- CALL FOR PAPERS: OHS Annual Conference 2020 -- Oral History and the Media, 3-4 July 2020, Bournemouth University
OHS Annual Conference 2020Oral History and the Media
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July 2020Bournemouth University Oral history and the media have an important but complex relationship. The media has long been a significant producer of, and outlet for, oral history. Classic radio and television productions like The Radio Ballads (1958-1964), Yesterday’s Witness (1969-1981), and The World at War (1973-1974) pioneered the use of oral history in the media, giving voice to those who would otherwise have been excluded from both the media and the historical record. Since the 1980s, there has been growing use of oral history in TV and radio documentaries and storytelling, with oral histories now forming an important and popular dimension of history and factual programming and broadcasting. However, the methodological, aesthetic, narrative, and ethical decisions behind these productions -- such as who to interview, what questions to ask, and what parts of the interviews end up on the “cutting room floor” -- often remain hidden. The relationship between oral history and the media can also be seen in how oral history has been used to explore the histories and experiences of the media itself, with oral history projects charting the development of media companies and organisation. This has coincided with an upsurge of interest in memory and nostalgia related to the experiences of media, such as memories of cinema, books, and music. Elsewhere, the advent of new media and social media has fuelled the growth of digital storytelling, interactive documentaries, as well as serialised audio podcasts which draw heavily on oral history testimony. Whilst these new technologies, formats, and channels offer new ways of creating, disseminating, and consuming oral history, they also raise vital questions about ethics, participation, expertise, audiences, and formats in oral history practice. This conference aims to consider the relationship between oral history and the media, both historically and today, by exploring similarities, differences, opportunities, and challenges between media practices and oral history practices, from interviewing to editing, audiences to ethics, covering topics such as: · The Use and Misuse of Oral History in the Media · Memories of (the) Media: Film, Books, TV, Radio, Theatre, Music· The Influence of the Media on Memory: Mediated Memory and Prosthetic Memory· Oral History, Media, and Editing: Soundbites, Vox-Pops, and the "Cutting-Room Floor"· Oral History, Media, and Interviewing: Intersubjectivity, Questions, and Emotion· Journalism, Crisis Oral History, and Historical Distance· Oral Histories of the Media (professions, organisations, and companies)· New Media, Social Media, and Oral History · Changing Media and Formats and its implications for Oral History· Archiving, Preservation, and Re-use of Oral Histories in the Media PROPOSALSThe deadline for submission of proposals is 20th December 2019. Each proposal should include: a title, an abstract of between 250 and 300 words, your name (and the names of any copresenters, panellists, etc.), your institution or organisation, your email address, and a note of any particular requirements. Most importantly, your abstract should demonstrate the use of oral history or personal testimony and be directly related to the conference theme. Proposals that include audio playback are strongly encouraged. Proposals should be emailed to the ORAL HISTORY AND THE MEDIA conference manager, Polly Owen, at email@example.com. They will be assessed anonymously by the conference organisers, and presenters will be contacted in January/February 2020. www.ohs.org.uk/conferences/conference-2020/