2018 International Reminiscence Conference
The Conference will be held November 12-13 at Hilton Boston Back Bay, in Boston, MA. The keynote, Jefferson Singer, will present “The Varieties of Remembered Experience: Illustrating the Utility of Reminiscence Research.”
The Columbia Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) Program is pleased to announce its
2017-2018 workshop series: Oral History and the Arts
Oral history is an art. The practice of oral history is creative — in interviews we make narratives together with our interviewees, imagining worlds, telling stories, creating characters. Oral history can also be used to document the arts, to tell the stories of painters and dancers and actors and writers and the worlds they live in. And the arts are a powerful means to amplify and interpret oral histories, transforming them into literary narratives, building theater or music or dance performances from them, using them to create documentaries. This year, we will explore all of these many intersections of oral history and the arts, asking what unique contributions an oral history approach can make to artistic practice, and how oral history can help us to think about art and its role in the world.
OHA offers up to $4000 annually through the Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund. Submissions will begin for 2019 in January. For more on the fund, see Emerging Crises. The OHA also has other awards available..
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has a several fellowships available, which can be found on their website. The deadline is September 26, 2018.
National Humanities Center, Call for Applications
Applications due October 17
Pen/Jean Stein Grant For Literary Oral History
Submissions open June 1. The PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. The winner receives a $10,000 grant meant to help maintain or complete his or her ongoing project and will be honored at the annual PEN Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City.
Call for Papers
The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2019 at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Long known as a city of innovative industry and activism, today Detroit is referred to as “America’s Comeback City” as a result of its imaginative revitalization of architecture and green spaces, community-building initiatives, and a reinvigorated sense of place. The Program Committee invites session proposals touching on the 2019 theme “Innovation, Transformation, Resurgence” from all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields.
Possibilities include but are not limited to:
- outreach initiatives designed to reach and/or document underserved populations such as immigrants, refugees, and minorities
- “non-traditional” archives which are filling gaps in documentation and services
- innovative collaboration with allied professions such as records managers, museum curators, artists, educators, social justice advocates, community organizers, librarians, etc.
- programming and outreach initiatives that seek to create and foster a sense of community
- the acquisition/accession of new collections which represent a group(s) story that is missing from the archival record
- innovative methods to restore/maintain collections on a budget
- new modes of outreach to attract potential donors and users of an archive
- bringing an archive out of a disaster (big or small) and making a community aware of an archive’s resurgence and availability
- creative use of space for collection storage, public services, and programming
For further information about possible session types, proposal evaluation, and submission visit the MAC 2019 Call for Session Proposals website