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.
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.
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.
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.