IOHA Call for Papers Season II

The International Oral History Association is satisfied to declare the call for papers for the following congress in 2018. The XX IOHA Congress will be held from June 18 to 21, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The congress is facilitated by the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, and the Finnish Oral History Network. The topic of the XX IOHA Congress is Memory and Narration.

call of papers season II

The primary concentrate of the congress is on the perplexing and multidimensional nature of oral history. Oral history and biography research can be done from various points of view. We welcome papers that address the methodological issues identified with the generation and examination 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.


  • a paper
  • a publication, or
  • a varying media introduction. If it’s not too much trouble read the guidelines underneath before making a proposition and presenting your theoretical.

If it’s not too much trouble take note of that every individual may just submit one solo-wrote paper, publication or varying media proposition however extra co-composed can likewise be submitted. In the event that more than one solo-created paper is gotten by a similar creator, the last submitted proposition will be considered for acknowledgment.

In the event that you might want to propose a board, please get in touch with us specifically:

To propose a paper or a poster:

Present a theoretical of close to 300 words through the unique accommodation shape that will be accessible on the congress site page on March 31, 2017. Select the sort of introduction (a paper or a blurb) and select one of the subjects on the gave rundown to the planning of your introduction. If you don’t mind likewise demonstrate the dialect of your introduction (English or Spanish) and give 3-5 watchwords identified with your introduction. Related : Internation Oral History Conference 2018 Scholarship Events

To propose a varying media introduction:

Present a conceptual of close to 300 words by means of the theoretical accommodation shape that will be accessible on the congress website page on March 31, 2017. Select one of the subjects on the gave rundown to the booking of your introduction. Kindly give 3-5 watchwords identified with your introduction. It is vital that you give points of interest of both the substance and arrangement of your work (clarify unmistakably what sort it is, and how it ought to be screened) and any further essential data concerning specialized necessities. On the off chance that the introduction is not in English, please ensure that it is subtitled.

Guidelines on the best way to present your varying media materials online will be given later.

Online accommodation and dynamic due date

The proposition are put together by filling in an online Abstract Submission Form. Before you can get to the online shape, you need to ask for an ID, please take after the directions given.

The due date for all recommendations is second of October, 2017. A warning of acknowledgment/dismissal will be sent in November 2017.


All members should likewise enroll. The online enlistment and installment shape will be accessible on the congress site in January 2018. If it’s not too much trouble check the site for additional data.

On the off chance that you have any inquiries concerning the CfP procedure, please email:

We invite you to go along with us in Jyväskylä, Finland for the XX International Oral History Association Congress in 2018! If you don’t mind check the IOHA 2018 congress website page for more data with respect to the congress, the facilitating associations the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, the Finnish Oral History Network and additionally other applicable themes. The site will be persistently refreshed as the begin of the congress approaches.


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