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Conferences and Events

From Segregation to Black Lives Matter: African American History Symposium, University of Florida, March 21-23, 2019


Workshops and Institutes

Columbia’s Summer Institute: 

The 2019 Summer Institute in Oral History will focus on the challenges faced in documenting the political present when secrecy and distortions of truth threaten the most vulnerable in open societies. The Institute will take place June 17th – June 28th, 2019.

Priority deadline: February 28, 2019
Application deadline: April 1, 2019
Admissions decisions will be released by April 10th

See link for online application and important deadlines:


OHMA, Columbia University, Workshop Series– Spring 2019
A series of Oral History Workshops that take place throughout the spring semester.


2019 Certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story Work (RLSW)
Register now.  Online courses run March 6, 2019 – August 20, 2019, followed by Capstone Practicum.

This program was designed with extensive input from leaders in the field of reminiscence and life review and other life story professionals to prepare individuals from wide ranging backgrounds to engage in life story work (LSW) in a variety of settings.

It has been designed to

  • Teach the intricacies of LSW including the rewards, challenges and risks
  • Provide an interdisciplinary background in history, theory, research and application fundamental to any type of life story work
  • Introduce the many ways reminiscence, life review and related disciplines are applied in various field to meet client/patient needs
  • Guide first-hand experiences facilitating reminiscence sessions
  • Prepare for planning a professional life story work practice
  • Assist with completion of a capstone project to build student competence and confidence

For more information on course content, instructors, comments from past participants, textbooks and more click here.

The $100 Early Registration Discount applies to both the Base Rate (and the IIRLR (International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review)Member rate.

If you have any questions please contact Esther Gieschen at or 715.394.8529.  She will be happy to talk with you about how this program fits with your experience and goals.



Grants and Funding

OHA offers its own grant up to $4000 annually through the Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund. Submissions for 2019 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.


Call for Nominations: 2019 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award
Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!
Have you read a great new book about archives? 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, 2019.
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.)
Established in 1959, this award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland (1879-1966), president of the Society of American Archivists in the 1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.


External Grants:


The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress reminds researchers that March 12, 2019 will be the deadline for its three major fellowships/awards: the Archie Green Fellowship for oral histories with contemporary American workers; the Gerald E. and Corinne I. Parsons Award; and the Blanton Owen Fund Award.

For further information, please visit:

Applications Open for Summer Opportunities for UNC students

Each year the Southern Oral History Program offers grants and fellowships as a means for undergraduate and graduate students to have the opportunity to expand their skillset and conduct research using oral history.

Currently applications are open for both our Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Awards and the Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Research Fellowship for graduate students. For our undergraduate research assistantships, the SOHP will offer two field research awards for Stories to Save Lives: Health, Illness and Medical Care in the South, and one field researcher award (thanks to the Carolina Asia Center) for work on Southern Mix: Voices of Asians and Asian Americans in the American SouthApplications are due March 1, 2019 for consideration.

2019-2020 Fellowships at the New York Historical Society

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date:Depends on fellowship
  • The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its prestigious fellowship program for the 2019–2020 academic year. The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers.

2019-2020 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, education, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Brown Teacher Scholar Fellow in Public History

Stetson University

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Stetson University invites applicants for the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History. The fellow will support and help develop a vibrant Public History concentration through engaged, innovative teaching and collaboration with a diverse constituency of community partners. Stetson University invites candidates with expertise in any Public History area and with experience as a practicing Public Historian to join Stetson’s faculty. A significant element of this position includes community outreach and collaborative public history projects involving students and community partners. Administrative responsibilities include building relationships with local and regional institutions. Stetson University welcomes candidates prepared to effectively engage the diverse history of Florida and the region. This position is funded by the Cici and Hyatt Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program for one year with an option for a second-year appointment after satisfactory performance.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

  • Deadline: March 2019



Call for Papers/Proposals

Oral History Australia conference (in Brisbane, 10-13 October 2019)
1 March 2019 is the deadline for submissions to present.  You can find the Call for presentations: Please do consider submitting a presentation proposal – we’d love to see you in Brisbane and share the excitement of this preeminent Australian gathering of oral historians.

2019 Call for Proposals Organization of American Historians

  • Opening/Closing Dates: Submissions will be accepted between December 3, 2018 and February 1, 2019
  • The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all areas and eras of early American and U.S. history, broadly conceived. While (in)equalities might characterize virtually every subject that historians study and teach, the committee does not expect all papers and sessions to adhere to the conference theme. The OAH meeting is a site for wide-ranging conversation, a place to talk across subfields, to experiment with methods, topics, and presentation, and especially to learn from one another. The committee encourages proposals for panels, workshops, and roundtables that employ new media and methodologies, transcend traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries, and showcase work that reaches out to a broader public. OAH welcomes teaching sessions, particularly those that involve the audience as active participants.


Call for Papers – Midwest Archives Conference

The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2019 at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Long known as a city of innovative industry and activism, today Detroit is referred to as “America’s Comeback City” as a result of its imaginative revitalization of architecture and green spaces, community-building initiatives, and a reinvigorated sense of place. The Program Committee invites session proposals touching on the 2019 theme “Innovation, Transformation, Resurgence” from all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields.

Possibilities include but are not limited to:outreach initiatives designed to reach and/or document underserved populations such as immigrants, refugees, and minorities

    • “non-traditional” archives which are filling gaps in documentation and services
    • innovative collaboration with allied professions such as records managers, museum curators, artists, educators, social justice advocates, community organizers, librarians, etc.
    • programming and outreach initiatives that seek to create and foster a sense of community
    • the acquisition/accession of new collections which represent a group(s) story that is missing from the archival record
    • innovative methods to restore/maintain collections on a budget
    • new modes of outreach to attract potential donors and users of an archive
    • bringing an archive out of a disaster (big or small) and making a community aware of an archive’s resurgence and availability
    • creative use of space for collection storage, public services, and programming

For further information about possible session types, proposal evaluation, and submission visit the MAC 2019 Call for Session Proposals website



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