Welcome to IOHA Finland 2018!
The Finnish Oral History Network (FOHN), Solusi Toko Online – University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Literature Society (SKS) cordially propose to host the XX International Oral History Congress at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from 18th June to 21th June 2018.
The theme of the XX IOHA Congress is Memory and Narration. The congress focuses on the complex and multidimensional nature of oral history, and we welcome presentations from diverse perspectives. We invite papers that focus on Toko Online methodological issues concerning the production and analysis of oral histories and life stories. We especially encourage contributions related to oral history sources as narratives/narration and applications of methodological theories and practices.
Since 2002 FOHN has organized international symposiums biannually and has had the pleasure of having many well-known oral historians as keynote speakers. Supported by Jyväskylä Convention Bureau (JCB), the Finnish team made Jasa Pembuatan Website Toko Online a winning proposal to FOHN to host the IOHA2018 Conference in Jyväskylä Finland. The committed Local Organizing Committee members represent several Finnish Universities and are ready to set up a successful meeting.
Jyväskylä is a dynamic, youthful and lively city in the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district. Jyväskylä is experienced in arranging international, high quality events. The city´s strengths lie on being compact but versatile; the key hotels and venues are all located within walking distance of each other in the city centre. Jyväskylä is also the City of Alvar Aalto.
University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The university’s seven faculties are today hosting some 15 000 students from all over Finland and from nearly 100 countries around the world.
Therefore, the panels and presentations will address the following themes:
- Life narratives and oral history
- Traditions, folklore and history
- Personal and shared narratives
- Transgenerational memory
- Class, gender, age and memory
- Oral history research in different disciplines
- Archived oral history
- Oral history, theory and ethics
- New waves of oral history & Oral history and narration
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 memories of wars and other conflicts, narratives of survival, intergenerational war memories and communities of commemoration.
You can propose either 1) a paper, 2) a poster, or 3) an audiovisual presentation. Please read the instructions below before making a proposal and submitting your abstract.
Please note that each individual may only submit one solo-authored paper, poster or audiovisual proposal but additional co-authored can also be submitted. If more than one solo-authored paper is received by the same author, the last submitted proposal will be considered for acceptance.
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To propose a paper or a poster:
Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the abstract submission form that will be available on the congress web page on March 31, 2017. Select the type of presentation (a paper or a poster) and select one of the themes on the provided list for the scheduling of your presentation. Please also indicate the language of your presentation (English or Spanish) and provide 3-5 keywords related to your presentation.
To propose an audiovisual presentation:
Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the abstract submission form that will be available on the congress web page on March 31, 2017. Select one of the themes on the provided list for the scheduling of your presentation. Please provide 3-5 keywords related to your presentation. It is important that you provide details of both the content and format of your work (explain clearly what type it is, and how it should be screened) and any further important information concerning technical requirements. If the presentation is not in English, please make sure that it is subtitled.
Instructions on how to submit your audiovisual materials online will be provided later.
Online submission and abstract deadline
The proposals are submitted by filling in an online https://www.xohop.com/ for more information Platform Toko Online.Before you can access the online form, you have to request an ID, please follow the instructions given. please visit
The deadline for all proposals is 31st of October, 2017. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent in November 2017.
All participants must also register. The online registration and payment form will be available on the congress website in January 2018. Please check the website for further information.
If you would like to propose a panel, please contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.xohop.com
We welcome you to join us in Jyväskylä, Finland for the XX International Oral History Association Congress in 2018! Please check the IOHA 2018 congress web page for more information regarding the congress, the hosting organizations—the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, the Finnish Oral History Network—as well as other relevant topics. The website will be continuously updated as the start of the congress approaches.