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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


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


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

The Oral History Association is accepting applications for the Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund grant. OHA awards an annual grant of up to $4,000 for oral history work in a crisis situation. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. Read more at Emerging Crises.

Call for Nominations: 2017 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. Nomination forms, a list of previous winners, and more information are at The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2017.



Call for Papers

2017 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, October 18-21, 2017, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Proposal submission deadline: March 31, 2017

The American Folklore Society will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, October 18-21, on the theme “Community: Resistance, Reclamation and Re-Creation.” The field of folklore is inherently interdisciplinary, and we welcome the participation of presenters from allied fields.

You can find more information about the meeting, including instructions for submitting proposals, beginning February 1, 2016, at


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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