Advanced Summer Institute – Berkeley Week

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 6-10, 2018.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work. The goal of the institute is to strengthen the ability of its participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment.

We will devote particular attention to how oral history interviews can broaden and deepen historical interpretation situated within contemporary discussions of history, subjectivity, memory, and memoir.

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  • 2021-04-30 - 2021-05-01 All day

    OHMAR 2021 Virtual Conference CFP Deadline Extended to Feb 15!

    by Melissa Ziobro

    **DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15**

    After canceling our 2020 conference, we at Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) are excited to present our 2021 call for papers!

    Some virtual conference highlights:

    - Friday, April 30 (business meeting, keynote, and all presentations) and Saturday, May 1 (remote interviewing workshop)

    - Our theme is “Oral History in Times of Crisis.”

    - Papers, panels, and posters need ​not be related to this theme in order to be considered.

    - Submissions on all topics related to the Mid-Atlantic region or by oral historians in the Mid-Atlantic region are welcome.

    - Conference registration fees will be as follows:

    Individual, $35 (includes one-year membership in OHMAR*)

    Student, $20 (includes one-year membership in OHMAR*)

    Guest, $10 (no membership included)

    *For more on membership tiers, see our website. OHMAR is run by an all-volunteer board. Membership fees help cover operational costs and our Martha Ross Prize, awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student creating original work in oral history.

    Full CFP here:

    https://ohmar.org/wp.../uploads/2020/11/2021-OHMAR-CFP.pdf

    We hope to see you all (virtually) in the Spring!

  • 2021-08-01 All day

    An opportunity to offer papers to a Polish Periodical

    My name is Jakub Gałęziowski and I serve as a vice-president of Polish Oral History Association (POHA) and a member of the editorial team of Polish academic journal devoted to oral history (Wroclawski Rocznik Historii Mówionej, WRHM) published by The Remembrance and Future Centre in Wroclaw. This year we would like to open our periodical to the international oral history community and that is why I would kindly ask you to distribute our call for papers among local oral historians and publish it on your websites and/or in social media. We would be happy to host new authors and their contribution from other academic, national and social environments.

     

    Deadline for submitting articles, source materials, reviews, interviews, reports from conferences and scientific meetings to vol. 11: August 2021.

     

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

     

    For more information visit our website https://wrhm.pl/wrhm or write an e-mail directly to the WRHM editorial secretary: ewa.maj@zajezdnia.org

    CONTENTS OF ATTACHMENT:

    CALL FOR PAPERS:

    Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionejis an academic, interdisciplinary journal published by Ośrodek "Pamięć i Przyszłość" ("Remembrance and Future" Centre) –one and only in Poland that is devoted to the oral history research. Its goal is to create a platform for methodological reflection on oral history methodology and the exchange of experiences of various centres and experts –from different academic disciplines–engaged in research into the broadly defined area of oral history. This journal publishes both the results of research based on the use of sources of oral history and discussions on the methodology itself, as well as sources of oral history. This journal also presents information about current research, projects, conferences and recently published books concerning oral history. Each new issue of the journal is published by June of the following year.Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionejis listed in the databases of the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Central and Eastern European Online Library, in Baza Czasopism Humanistycznych i Społecznych, and in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH +).Deadline for submitting articles, source materials, reviews, interviews, reports from conferences and scientific meetingsto no 11: August 2021.Register and submit your text: www.wrhm.ple-mail: wrhm@zajezdnia.or

  • 2021-08-09 - 2021-08-13 All day

    About the Institute

    The Oral History Center is offering an online version of our one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place from August 9-13, 2021Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Advanced Institute will be held online.

    The cost of the Advanced Institute has been adjusted to reflect the online nature of this year’s program. This year’s cost has been adjusted to $550. See below for details about this year’s institute.

    The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work. The goal of the institute is to strengthen the ability of its participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment.

    We will devote particular attention to how oral history interviews can broaden and deepen historical interpretation situated within contemporary discussions of history, subjectivity, memory, and memoir.

    Overview of the Week

    The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

    Instruction will take place online from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time, with breaks woven in. There will be three sessions a day: two seminar sessions and a workshop. Seminars will cover oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral history and the audience, anatomy of an interview, editing, fundraising, and analysis and presentation. During workshops, participants will work throughout the week in small groups, led by faculty, to develop and refine  their projects.

    Participants will be provided with a resource packet that includes a reader, contact information, and supplemental resources. These resources will be made available electronically prior to the Institute, along with the schedule.

    Applications and Cost

    The cost of the institute is $550. OHC is a soft money research office of the university, and as such receives precious little state funding. Therefore, it is necessary that this educational initiative be a self-funding program. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial assistance to participants. We encourage you to check in with your home institutions about financial assistance; in the past we have found that many programs have budgets to help underwrite some of the costs associated with attendance. We will provide receipts and certificates of completion as required for reimbursement.

  • 2021-10-15 - 2021-10-16 All day

    The Call for Presentations for the 2021 Oral History Australia Biennial Conference has been extended to 1 April 2021.

    Find at how you can make a submission. Go to:

    About the conference

    Oral History Tasmania and Oral History Australia, in partnership with the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery are presenting the conference in the island jewel of Tasmania. The main conference at the Tramsheds Function Centre, Launceston, will be on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October 2021, with plenary panels focusing on Oral History in Troubling Times and on Aboriginal Oral History in Tasmania. Oral history training workshops will be scheduled on Thursday 14 October. On Sunday 17 October we will host a selection of post-conference tours.

    Our introductory keynote speaker is Mark Cave, Past President of the International Oral History Association, Senior Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection, and co-editor of Listening on the EdgeOral History in the Aftermath of Crisis (2014). Mark’s keynote is titled ‘Why Did This Happen? Making Meaningful Answers in the Aftermath of Crisis’. Mark will explore the limitations of the media in the aftermath of crisis and argue that oral history has an important role to play alongside journalism in creating explanations that not only help communities move beyond crisis but help them move beyond crisis in ways that make them stronger.

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