The International Oral History Association is satisfied to report the call for papers for the following congress in 2018. The XX IOHA Congress will be held from June 18 to 20, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The congress is facilitated by the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, and the Finnish Oral History Network. The subject of the XX IOHA Congress is Memory and Narration.
The fundamental concentrate of the congress is on the mind boggling and multidimensional nature of oral history. Oral history and biography research can be completed from various viewpoints. We welcome papers that address the methodological issues identified with the creation and investigation of oral histories and biographies. We particularly urge commitments identified with oral history sources as accounts/portrayal and uses of methodological hypotheses and practices.
We therefore look forward to receiving abstracts on the following themes:
– Archived oral history
– Personal and shared narratives
– Transgenerational memory
– Class, gender, age and memory
– Traditions, folklore and history
– Oral history and different disciplines
– New waves of oral history
– Oral history, theory and ethics
– Oral history sources as narratives
– Oral history and narrative theory
The XX IOHA Congress coincides with the anniversary of two important events in Finnish history, the centennial of the 1918 Finnish Civil War as well as the end of World War I. The congress organizers would therefore like to welcome also contributions that address memory of war and other conflicts, narratives of survival, intergenerational war memories and communities of commemoration.
The official language of the congress is English, but presentations in Spanish will also be accepted.
The deadline for all proposals is August 31, 2017. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent in November 2017.