8 February 2019 Sonic South 2019: Call for Submissions

2019-02-08 All day

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), housed at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, invites artists, composers, audio/radio producers, writers, and community members to use our interviews to create new and thought-provoking short-form audio documentaries, sound art, sonic experiments, and aural landscapes.

Producers are encouraged to think creatively about format, structure, and style. Since 1973, the SOHP has recorded interviews with southerners from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents, which are available digitally through the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library.

For our 2019 Sonic South audio competition, In Sickness & In Health, we’re highlighting SOHP’s major research project, Stories to Save Lives. Producers will choose from interviews with Southerners about health, illness, and medical care in their own lives, in their families and in their communities. Your creativity can help us illuminate the power of these stories.

The top five finalists will have their work shared at a live listening room in April 2019 at the CURRENT Theater in Chapel Hill, NC. Two prizes will be awarded: the Sonic South prize, and the Audience Choice award.

There are three rules for this competition.

Final work must:

Be no longer than three minutes in length
Incorporate themes of health, illness, or medical care in the American South
Use at least two different voices from this curated collection of 15 SOHP interviews.
Entries are due on Friday, February 8, 2019 by midnight EST.

For more information about the competition, the rules, and how to submit, please visit the Sonic South website.

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    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
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    Southwest Oral History Association
    southwestoralhistory.org I soha@unlv.edu I (702) 895-5011
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 455020 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5020

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    Southwest Oral History Association
    southwestoralhistory.org I soha@unlv.edu I (702) 895-5011
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 455020 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5020

    Follow SOHA conference & news updates on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest.

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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.

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    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.

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    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 ioha2020@nlb.gov.sg. 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 ioha2020@nlb.gov.sg. 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 ioha2020@nlb.gov.sg:

    Workshop title
    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

    Registration

    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: ioha2020@nlb.gov.sg

    The conference website will be launched in July 2019. Please look out for it!

    Warm regards,
    Mark Wong
    Senior Specialist (Oral History) | Oral History Centre | National Archives of Singapore, National Library Board
    Vice President | International Oral History Association

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