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2019-09-16 - 2019-09-18 All day
University of Stirling,Scotland 16-18 September 2019.
Professor Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University)
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (University of Birmingham)
The last century has seen millions of people displaced around the world as the result of war, persecution, or the end of empire. The current ‘migrant’ or ‘border crisis’ in the Mediterranean triggered by the war in Syria, uneven development in the Global South, and climate change is the most recent example of a succession of instances of forced mass migration. Within this long history of forced migration across continents and within Europe, we can also include the German Vertriebene, the French pieds-noirs, the Portuguese retornados, and forced migrants from the former Yugoslavia. These population movements posed acute political and social challenges to the receiving states, since they often embodied liminal positions being both citizens of receiving nation states and yet members of culturally distinct groups. These challenges often result in trauma for the individuals and families who experience them. In the longer term, migrants and receiving societies face the challenges of cultural integration, in which ethnicity, colonial ties and the associated legal status may, paradoxically, both facilitate acceptance and create barriers to it. The large number of forced migrants involved has implications for nationhood and identity on a supranational scale, leading to the production of new forms of cultural memory and political formulations in the present.
This conference seeks to bring together and create a dialogue among scholars working on diverse geographical and historical instances of forced migration from a range of disciplinary perspectives in order to illuminate the processes of movement, integration and commemoration which characterise them. The primary focus of the conference will be forced migrations that have highlighted and/or called into question the internal and external borders of Europe, although comparative case studies from beyond Europe are welcome. Above all, it seeks to assess the ‘connectedness’ of disparate cases of forced migrations and to consider the influence and impact of specific events on subsequent migrations and those groups involved in them. It builds on the historical and ethnographical work of scholars such as Andrea L. Smith (Europe’s Invisible Migrants, 2003) and Manuel Borutta and Jan Jansen (Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France, 2016), and seeks to broaden their comparative analyses to consider other forced migrant groups, and to extend the scholarship into new disciplinary areas. The conference is interested in how narratives by and about forced migrants use imaginative means to make sense of and represent their experiences, and to construct post-migration identities through genres such as literature, film, music, photography, and documentary.
The conference committee welcome proposals across disciplines of migration studies, cultural studies, history, politics, literature, visual culture, memory studies, and other relevant scholarly fields. The scope of the conference includes but is not limited to:
Attitudes towards and reception of migrant groups
The legalities of forced migration
Impacts on nationhood and European identity
Borderscapes and biopolitics
State management of perceived ‘migrant crises’
Forced migrants as political constituents and lobbying groups
Gendered experiences of forced migration
Exile and trauma
Nostalgia and constructions of ‘home’
Cultural memory: inter-generational transmission, multidirectionality, and ‘connective’ narratives
Public approaches to fostering integration
(Re-)constructing community and diaspora
Attempts at return
Please send proposals of 300 words and short bios for papers lasting 20 minutes to Dr Beatrice Ivey at email@example.com by 28 February 2019. Proposals for three or four paper panels are also welcomed, as are proposals from postgraduate students and early-career researchers. The language of the conference is English.
The conference is funded by the AHRC, as part of the Leadership Fellows project, ‘Narratives and representations of the French settlers of Algeria’.
10-13 October 2019 INTIMATE STORIES, CHALLENGING HISTORIES: 2019 Biennial Conference of Oral History Australia, Brisbane,2019-10-10 - 2019-10-13 All day
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
2019-10-16 - 2019-10-20 All day
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/
2020-06-22 07:56 - 2020-06-26 07:56The conference website will be launched in July 2019. Please look out for it!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
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: email@example.com
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