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    2020-06-19-2020-06-20

    CFP: Storytelling and Oral History – Oral History Network of Ireland Annual Conference, 19-20 June 2020 by Sara Goek

    Storytelling and Oral History

    Oral History Network of Ireland Annual ConferenceMaynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland19th & 20th June 2020

    Keynote address by Prof. Lynn Abrams (Chair in Modern History, University of Glasgow)

    Deadline to submit a proposal: 21 February 2020 The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) is pleased to announce its 2020 conference on the theme of “Storytelling and Oral History.” Allowing participants to tell their unique stories in their own words is key to the work of oral historians. This conference offers oral history practitioners an opportunity to reflect on the role played by storytelling within interviews, the factors that shape the telling of a story, and the potential future uses of those stories after the interview. This two-day conference will take place in Maynooth University on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June 2020.Continuing OHNI’s tradition of inviting keynote speakers of international renown, we are delighted to welcome Professor Lynn Abrams, Chair in Modern History, University of Glasgow. Abrams’ research interests span the history of women and gender, including oral history, of the modern period in Britain and Europe. She is the author of Oral History Theory as well as studies deploying oral history methodology including Myth and Materiality in a Woman’s World: Shetland 1800-2000 and The Orphan Country: Children of Scotland’s Broken Homes 1800-present. She is currently working on a book on postwar womanhood in Britain and is leading an AHRC research project on the history of knitted textiles in Scotland.While we welcome proposals on any topic related to oral history, we are particularly interested in proposals that take an imaginative approach to the “Storytelling and Oral History” conference theme. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to):

    • How and why we tell stories
    • Memories as stories
    • The role of oral tradition
    • Unlocking hidden stories
    • Digital storytelling
    • Storytelling in group interviews
    • Performing stories
    • Place-based stories
    • Shaping stories through identity
    • Preserving stories
    • Storytelling and the decade of centenaries

    Conference contributions are welcome in a range of formats:

    • Standard conference papers (20 minutes)
    • 10-minute presentations for our “Moments” panels, focusing on outstanding or memorable individuals, experiences, and/or incidents that influenced or changed the way the presenter practices oral history
    • Posters and visual presentations

    To propose, please submit an abstract (of not more than 250 words) along with your name, the name of your group, name of your organisation or institution, and your email address to info@oralhistorynetworkireland.ie before Friday 21st February 2020 at 5 p.m. All proposals must demonstrate a clear engagement with oral history and/or personal testimony, and we actively encourage the use of audio clips. The conference committee’s decision on successful abstracts will be communicated to potential presenters in March.You can download a copy of our Call for Papers here – Call for Papers_ Storytelling and Oral History.Registration for the conference and further information will shortly be posted on the conference page of our website. For further details or queries, please contact us through info@oralhistorynetworkireland.ie.

     

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    2020-06-22-2020-06-26

    For full details of the CFP (which includes a call for papers, posters, audiovisual presentations and workshop proposals) please visit the conference website at www.ioha2020.sg

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    2020-06-22-2020-06-26

    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.

    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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