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.
Call for Papers/Proposals
Close Encounters in War Journal – n. 3 (2020)
Thematic Issue: “Close Encounters in War and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.