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: http://historicaldialogues.org/2017-network-conference/
The Oral History Center at UC Berkeley Introductory Workshop
Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9am – 5pm
The one day introductory workshop tuition is $125 and is designed for people who are interested in an introduction to the basic practice of oral history. This workshop focuses on the “nuts-and-bolts” of oral history including methodology and ethics, practice, and recording. It will be taught by our seasoned oral historians and include hands-on practice exercises. Although space is strictly limited, everyone is welcome to attend the workshop, including community-based historians, teachers, genealogists, public historians, and students in college or graduate school. To learn more and register, see Workshop.
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.
Call for Papers
Southwest Oral History Association
From April 27-29, 2018, SOHA will be hosting its annual conference at the Fullerton Marriott and the campus of CSU, Fullerton in Fullerton, California. This year’s theme is Elevating Voices: Oral Histories of Resilience and Unity. Last year’s conference was an amazing opportunity for us to get together and discuss our work as oral historians and we have no doubt that this conference will be even better! Submissions for presentations, round tables, and panels are due to email@example.com by November 20, 2017.