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Conferences and Events


The Southwest Oral History Association 2017 Conference, Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History, will be held April 27-29. For more information, including registration and rates, please visit their website at:


The 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities
We invite you to attend the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, June 1-4, 2017 at Hofstra University, in Hempstead NY (on Long Island, 25 miles outside NYC). Registration is now open. Visit the conference website for more information. Questions? Contact us at


The Reference, Access, and Outreach (RAO) section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is seeking proposals for presentations and demonstrations for their 6th annual Marketplace of Ideas at the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, OR to be held Wednesday, July 26 from 2:30-3:45 pm. Take a look at this form for details and the easy application procedure.

Applications are due by May 1, 2017.


Oral History Australia Conference Sydney Masonic Centre Conference & Function Centre
Moving Memories: Oral History in the Global World, Australian Biennial National Oral History Conference, organised by Oral History NSW. September 13-16 2017 For more info:


The 2017 OHA Annual meeting will be held October 4-7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information see


The 6th Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network will be held December 7-9, 2017 at Columbia University, New York City. This year’s theme is Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice.

For more information, including deadlines, submission guidelines, and more, please visit:


Workshops and Institutes

Spring 2017, Vermont Folklife Center

The Vermont Folklife Center announces our Spring 2017 Cultural Sustainability Institute Workshop Series. All workshops are held at our offices in Middlebury,VT.

Details on all workshops and registration information available here:

2017 Summer Institute in Oral History
Columbia Center for Oral History Research
Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming Across Cultures and Generations

June 5 – June 16, 2017
New York City

The 2017 Summer Institute in Oral History at Columbia University will examine the social and cultural realities of aging across the life span focusing on ways that oral history opens up possibilities of meaning-making through the construction of narratives in a dialogical and relational framework.

Funding is available. Please submit fellowship applications here. For inquiries contact: Mary Marshall Clark ( and Caitlin Bertin-Mahieux (

Priority deadline: February 28, 2017
Application deadline: April 1, 2017

Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia
July 16 – July 22, 2017

The Southern Foodway Alliance’s 2017 oral history workshop will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Geared toward those who are new or moderately new to oral history methods and fieldwork, participants will think critically and creatively about the dissemination of oral histories and the impact recorded narratives have on communities and audiences.

More information, including costs, scholarships, and how to apply, available here.



Grants and Funding

AHA Awards and Prizes

The American Historical Association recognizes a wide variety of distinguished historical work, which can take the form of an exceptional book in the field, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, and even on film. Nominations are due May 15. The Association particularly seeks nominations for the awards recognizing K-12 and postsecondary teaching and mentoring, public history, and excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the history professions. For more information, see


Call for Papers

12th European Social Science History Conference, Belfast April 4-7, 2018

Oral History and Life Stories Network’s call for papers:
Broadly, we want to encourage papers that explore recent methodological questions and challenges as well as the relationship between oral histories and the construction and analysis of life stories, both in terms of processes and outcomes. This, for example, might include the conceptual use and reuse of both oral histories and life stories in research, and/or considerations of the methods involved in both. We would encourage proposals that attempt to cross the oral history/life history divide (bringing the two research communities together).

Proposals due May 1: Proposals must be uploaded with required online pre-registration at the ESSHC-site NO LATER than May 1, 2017. Please refer to the ESSHC guidelines at on proposing and presenting papers. See:

Further information about the conference and other networks:






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