Oral History Australia, Conference 2017: Moving Memories in a global world

2017-09-13 - 2017-09-16 All day
66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Address: 66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

On behalf of Oral History NSW, we invite you to join us in Sydney from 13 – 16 September 2017

The conference committee want to make this conference a rewarding experience for you so we asked ourselves:
‘Why do we attend oral history conferences?’

To learn about current work in our field in Australia and overseas to present our own work, explore how it makes a contribution, and exchange ideas with others
To learn about how oral history is being used in different ways across museums, galleries, libraries, archives, universities, historical consultancies and within families
To catch up with old friends and make new ones.
We aim to provide a conference that stimulates, energises and inspires you. So come along in 2017 and help us make it that way. There are many ways to get involved: you can submit proposals for a 20 minute paper, a 5 minute lightning talk or participation in a roundtable discussion. Memorable conferences hum with interested and willing participants, supported by good organisation.

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    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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