The Center for Continuing Education- University of Wisconsin-Superior has a call for poster and presentation proposals for the International Reminiscence and Life Review Conference in November in Boston. Call for proposals Poster and paper presentation proposals are due by April 12, 2018. Guidelines for abstract submissions and descriptions of the four tracks for presentations are detailed at www.ReminiscenceAndLifeReview.org. Abstracts of the accepted presentations will be published in the conference proceedings book, and they ask that posters and paper presentations be made in English. Any questions about proposals should be directed to Donna Sislo by email at email@example.com. The Conference Planning Committee also encourages members to start now to identify nominees for the Florence Gray-Soltys Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Research or Practice in the Field of Reminiscence and Life Review.
The National Council on Public History annual meeting is scheduled for April 18-21, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. See details at NCPH meeting.
Southwest Oral History Association
Join us in Fullerton from April 27-29, 2018 for our annual SOHA conference, where we will share, observe, and collaborate on the fascinating and important work being done in the field of oral history throughout our region and beyond. We encourage all members, friends, and supporters to attend and to participate.
University of Wisconsin Superior/Center for Continuing Education
Certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story Work
March 28, 2018
Registration is open for the 2018 Certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story Work. Register online at https://www.uwsuper.edu/cce/programs/reminiscence-life-story-practice.cfm. Orientation starts March 28, 2018. Classes start April 4 and run through October 2, followed by Capstone Practicum.
Voces Oral History Project
Summer Research Institute, July 16-20, 2018
Registration is now open for this summer workshop designed for faculty and graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. This week long institute will be helpful to the beginner, intermediate and advanced scholar. Instructors include scholars who have created their own oral history projects, have published widely using oral history and are leaders in oral history publishing and teaching. Read more and learn how to register at VOCES.
The Columbia Oral History Master of Arts 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 2018 in January. For more on the fund, see Emerging Crises.
The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists is asking you to create a nomination for the 2018 J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award. Nominees must be from outside the archives profession. Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award. Nominations should be sent through the online submission system by February 28, 2018 at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45853-Society-Of-American-Archivists.
Call for Nominations: 2018 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award
Please help us to recognize the best in our profession! Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you? If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2018. The annual Leland Award – a cash prize and certificate – recognizes “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.” (Please note that periodicals are not eligible.)
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is calling for applicants for its 2018 fellowships and awards. Pending approval of the 2018 Federal Budget, March 12, 2018 will be the joint deadline for all three 2018 awards.
Call for Applicants: 2018 AFC Awards and Fellowships
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage grant due May 31, 2108. America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on the community’s history and culture.
Call for Posters