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Conferences and Events


Workshops and Institutes

UC Berkeley’s Advanced Institute

Learn best practices and workshop your oral history project August 10–14, 2020 (now online). 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 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 2021 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.


NCPH is seeking proposals in two distinct categories, each with different goals, expectations, deadlines, and levels of funding: 

  • Professional development projects
    Proposals due August 1, 2020 | Maximum funding of $1,000 per project or program
  • Networking and community-building events
    Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until funding cap of $1,000 is reached | Maximum funding of $200 per event


PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

The PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. Past winners include Sharony Green, Loida Maritza Pérez, Nyssa Chow, and Aleksandar Hemon.

We’re pleased to announce that beginning with the 2021 grant conferral, we will confer two PEN/Jean Stein Grants for Literary Oral History with increased cash prizes of $15,000 each. All of the submission materials and guidelines will remain the same.

The grants are made possible by a substantial contribution from American author and editor Jean Stein, whose groundbreaking work helped popularize literary oral history. Her books include American Journey: The Times of Robert Kennedy (1970), Edie: An American Biography (1982), and West of Eden: An American Place (2016).

Applications for the 2021 cycle are open April 1 – August 1, 2020. 


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 ( 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 in English by 1st June 2020 to 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.



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