2018-11-27 - 2018-11-29 All day
"Te Waha Kairongorongo e" The Voice in Time and Space
The National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) invites abstract submissions for our
biennial conference to be held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, Wednesday 28 and Thursday
29 of November 2018. This year the theme of our conference focuses on the sweet sound of the
voice, the singers of tales (te waha kairongorongo), storytellers, and the resonance of the voice
through time and space. How is oral history transient through time and space? How do the voices of
our participants travel through, or resonate in, time and space as a vehicle for memory? What
significance do we find in the spaces we use to access, listen to, co-create, and present voices that
give meaning and memory to the past? How is the notion of “time” apparent in the transmission of
memory across generations of voices?
We invite presenters to submit abstracts that engage with the broad variety of oral history work,
from memory and narrative, to myth, storytelling, methodologies, presentations of oral history, and
oral history theories. We would love to hear about your projects, your interviewees, and the ways in
which you have engaged with the voices of the past. We invite attendees to submit abstracts for
either a panel or roundtable (90mins in length), a 20 minute individual paper, a workshop, or a 5-
minute lightning project presentation. Individual papers will be 20mins in length.
Please submit your abstract to Dr Nēpia Mahuika at email@example.com or to Lynette Shum at
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29 June 2018.
If you are submitting an abstract for a paper be sure to include the following:
Title of Paper
Abstract of no more than 250 words
Name of Presenter
Institutional affiliations if any
Preference for panel/roundtable/individual/workshop/lightning
Panels should include abstracts for each presenter (20min per paper) and an overall panel abstract
Roundtables can just include one abstract for the roundtable and a list of speakers (no more than
four in a 60min session).
Workshops ideas can be discussed with the conference organisers, please email above
Lightning project presentations should be no more than 5 minutes with no AV content
Abstracts will be accepted on the condition that presenters register for the conference.
The phrase ‘waha kai rongorongo’ refers to a pleasant voice or singing voice. It is used here to refer to the
voice of the past. See ‘He Tangi mo Hinekauika’, Ngā Mōteatea, p. 338.