The World of Words
Future Conferences and Meetings
17th International Oral History Association Conference
Buenos Aires 2012
Title: The Challenges of Oral History in the 21st Century: Diversity, Inequality and Identity Construction.
4-7 September 2012
- Heritage, museums and Oral History.
- Archives and places of memory
- Archiving Memory. Methodologies - Interviewing and the material preservation of memory
- Places of Memory: management of the past from the present or the battles for memory.
- Oral History and audiovisual images
- Words and images in the construction of memory: Photographies, audiovisual resources and screenplay
- Soundscapes, Recreating the Sounds of the Past.
- Theory, method and the teaching and learning of Oral History.
- Legal and Ethical Dimensions of the Practice of Oral History.
- Teaching and learning Oral History
- Health Oral History.
- Health Management, Disabilities and Geriatrics.
- Gender, memory and politics
- Permanent Scars of Violence in Memory: Gender Violence, Femicide, and the Reconstruction of the Memories of Victims of Violence.
- Body Politics: The Construction of Gender Identities, and Sexual Identities.
- Queer Theory and Transgender Studies.
- Memories, politics and militancies
- NGOs Political Groups, Political Agency and Individuals. The construction of the Feminist Movement
- Memory, Oral History and dictatorships
- Research on Living Under Dictatorship/Totalitarianism
- Oral History and the world of work
- Individual and Collective Perceptions of the World of Work: Unions, Factory, and Gender Control in the Workplace.
- Territorial social organizations and workers’ self-management
- Oral History and Economy
- Businessmen, businesswomen, companies and Oral History
- Individual and collective perception of the economics process: companies, businessmen and economic policies.
- Memories of the “Other economies”
- Co-operative movement, social, solidary and participative economy, self management. Recuperated enterprises by his workers.
- The Wounds of Economic Crisis in Memory:
- Memory, Welfare, and Economic Crisis.
- Ecology and Environment:
- Natural Heritage and the Social Effects of Major Natural Disasters.
- Memory and trauma
- Human rights violation. Citizenship and the Re-Signifying the National Space: National Identities, and the Fight for Citizenship Rights.
- Memories of survivors of war, terrorist attacks and genocides.
- Art, culture, memory and Oral History
- The Pleasures of Memory: Artistic Expression and the Representation of Memory.
- Working class culture, art and politics
- Migration, Exhile, Disaporas, and Borderlands.
Natives people, memory, politics and Oral History
- Internal migrations, migrations from neighbouring countries, diasporas and exile
Memory, Oral History and community
- Culture, traditions and identities. Stories of resistance: colonialism, racism and exploitation. Current fights: territory, autonomy, education.
- Teaching and learning narratives, educative experiences, school life. Family and intergenerational exchange.
- Maternity, Paternity and the Transmission of the Cultural Heritage.
- Shared Beliefs, Religious Traditions, and the Oral Transmission.
- Non-hegemonic cultures and Oral History
- Tradition and Memory: Communities, Histories, Heritage and Traditions.
Conference Inaugural Event:
4 September 2012
4-7 September 2012
31 August 2011
31 October 2011
Deadline for Submission of Presentation Paper:
30 March 2012
Buenos Aires Committee IOHA 2012
Joana María Pedro
Juan José Gutiérrez
Local Committee 2012
María Inés Rodríguez Aguilar
Communities of Memory – OHAA Biennial Conference
The Oral History Association of Australia will hold its biennual conference Communities of Memory from Friday, 7 to Sunday, 9 October 2011 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
A full 3 day programme is planned including Oral History training workshops and master classes to be held on the eve on the conference on Thursday 6 October. The conference will include history walks and tours that introduce participants to Melbourne’s rich and diverse communities of memory.
Our Keynote Speakers include:
Stephen High: Chair in Public History and co-director of the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Montreal; publications include Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization (2007).
Nathalie Nguyen: Australian Research Fellow, University of Melbourne; publications include Memory Is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora (2009) and Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women’s Narratives (2005).
Peter Read: Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, University of Sydney; publications include Tripping Over Feathers. Scenes in the Life of Joy Janaka Wiradjuri Williams. A Stolen Generations Narrative (2009) and Returning to Nothing: The Meaning of Lost Places (1996).
Our conference welcomes participants who use oral history in their work with and within communities of memory across the many fields and disciplines that contribute to community, public and academic histories. We invite proposals for individual presentations, workshops and thematic panels Conference sub-themes will include, but are not limited to:
- Memory and Catastrophe
- Memory Work for Human Rights
- Indigenous Memory
- Place, Community, Memory
- Communities of Identity
- Contested Communities
- Communities of Gender and Sexuality
- Migrants and Refugees
- Communities of Work or Leisure
- Activist Communities
- War Memories
- Generational Communities
- Theories of Collective and Community Memory
- New Approaches to Recording Lives
- New Technologies for Documenting Memory and History
- Memory Work in Creative and Fictional Writing
- Ethical Issues in Memory Work
- Training Community Oral Historians
The Call for Papers closes on 31 October 2010 and all information on proposals and submissions can be downloaded from the conference website at: http://sites.google.com/site/communitiesofmemory/home or contact the Conference Organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join our mailing list by sending an email to this address.
Oral History in the Twenty-First Century
Rotorua, New Zealand
2-3 April 2011
The National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) will host its 2011 conference in one of New Zealand’s favourite centres of tourism in the central North Island, Rotorua. Rotorua is well known for its boiling mud pools and geothermal activity. It is an easy two hour drive from Auckland International Airport and boasts some of New Zealand’s best tourist attractions.
The theme of the conference is Oral History in the twenty-first century. It invites participants to look at changes in oral history, the ways in which oral history is being used and promoted by individuals and organisations, innovative ways of collecting and presenting interviews, new innovations and uses of new technologies. We anticipate bringing speakers from Australia and the USA. The conference committee has called for abstracts by 31 October and invites participants from New Zealand and overseas.
The NOHANZ website provides updates for all who are interested www.oralhistory.org.nz