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Conferences and Events

International Oral History Association (IOHA)
Singapore from 22 to 26 June 2020.

The theme of the conference is Harmony & Disharmony: Bringing Together Many Voices.

At the core of oral history is a desire for a more complex and nuanced understanding of the world around us. While we value each oral account as unique, personal and subjective, bringing together many voices – whether in agreement or disagreement – allows greater meaning to be gleaned, refined and accumulated. Oral history teaches us to be considerate and empathetic to different voices and perspectives. What does this mean in the context of oral history taking root in more places and different cultures around the world? Where it is used in more and different contexts and disciplines? Aided and even led by changing technologies? Presented in different forms and bearing multiple uses? This conference invites papers which shed light on the growing diversity, multidimensionality and interdisciplinary applications of oral history.

As the IOHA conference enters Southeast Asia for the first time, the theme is also an invitation for reflection by the international oral history community to consider how we can help and support one another through friendships, networks and alliances.

Our panels and presentations will be structured around the following sub-themes:

  • Oral history, culture and community
  • Oral history, ethics and the law
  • Oral history and the arts
  • Oral history and technology
  • Oral history and politics
  • Oral history and business
  • Oral history and sports
  • Oral history and conflict
  • Oral history and indigenous communities
  • Inter- and cross-disciplinary applications of oral history (journalism, therapy, etc.)
  • Comparative studies of oral history

We are also inviting workshop proposals. Please view our Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals for more information.

The American Folklore Society

The American Folklore Society will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14-17, on the theme “Recentering the Periphery.” The field of folklore is inherently interdisciplinary, and we welcome the participation of presenters from allied fields. Please share this call for papers with your community: https://www.afsnet.org/news/487277/CFP-2020-Annual-Meeting-of-the-American-Folklore-Society.htm.

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Workshops and Institutes

UC Berkeley’s Advanced Institute

Learn best practices and workshop your oral history project August 10–14, 2020. The Oral History Center’s instructors will provide individual attention in a small seminar setting. Instruction is provided on all aspects of oral history, including theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, interviewing, editing, fundraising, analysis, and presentation. Recommended for faculty; postdocs; grad students; independent, gov’t, corporate, museum scholars. ApplyLearn more. Contact Shanna Farrell at sfarrell@library.berkeley.edu with any questions.

Grants and Funding

OHA offers its own grant up to $4000 annually through the Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund. Submissions for 2020 will begin in January. For more on the fund, see Emerging Crises. The OHA also has other awards available that are tied specifically to our Annual Conference.

Baylor University Charlton Oral History Research Grant

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for one year (June through May). With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome.

The goal of the Charlton Oral History Research Grant is to bring the strengths of oral history to new topics of investigation, create partnerships with scholars doing noteworthy fieldwork with oral history, build a substantial research collection at Baylor University through the work of a skilled oral historian, and provide long-term scholarly access to significant applications of oral history methodology that model best practices.

External Grants:

Call for Papers/Proposals

Close Encounters in War Journal – n. 3 (2020)
Thematic Issue: “Close Encounters in War and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Call for Articles

Close Encounters in War Journal (www.closeencountersinwar.org) is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at studying war as a human experience, through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches ranging from the Humanities to the Social Sciences. The third issue (n. 3) of the journal will be thematic and dedicated to the experience of PTSD as a consequence of war and conflict, and titled “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as Aftermath of Close Encounters in War”.

The editors of Close Encounters in War Journal invite the submission of articles of 6000-8000 words (endnotes included, bibliographical references not included in word-count: please see submission guidelines at https://closeencountersinwar.org/instruction-for-authors-submissions/) in English by 1st June 2020 to ceiw2018@gmail.com.

Decisions will be made by 30th June 2020, and the selected articles will undergo a process of double-blind peer-review. The authors invited to publish will have to submit their fully revised articles by 1st November 2020.

Finnish Oral History Network

7th international symposium of the Finnish Oral History Network FOHN: Power, Authority, and Voice: Critical Reflections in/on Oral History, 26-27 November 2020 Helsinki, Finland

Call for papers is now open: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/7th-international-symposium-of-the-finnish-oral-history-network-fohn/call-for-papers

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