Community Voices: Oral History on the Ground | Manchester 18th-19th July 2014

hos conferenceThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society
Manchester Metropolitan University
From: 18th July 2014
To: 19th July 2014
Deadline: 17th January 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the date of this year’s OHS conference. This means we are also extending the call for papers to Friday January 17th.

This year’s conference will showcase how oral history is practised in the community and communities. We are looking for papers on any aspect of community oral history and invite proposals that are reflective, rather than a step-by-step explanation of how a project was run. We mean community in its broadest sense, so it could be a geographical community or a community of interest, for example.

We are looking for papers, panels, presentations, workshops, posters and displays and suggest the following themes as a starting point:

Collaborative working – how communities have worked with other sectors
Communities of interest – how do you define a community?
Sustainability – what happens when a project ends?
Audience – who is your project for?
International projects – we actively seek proposals from speakers from abroad

Proposal Invitation
Call for papers now extended, (Deadline: 17th January 2014)
Proposal Requirements

The deadline for submission of proposals is now 17th January 2014. Each proposal should include: a title; an abstract of between 250-300 words; your name (and the names of any co-presenters, panellists etc); your institution or organisation; your email address. Importantly your abstract should demonstrate the use of oral history or personal testimony and be directly related to its use in the community.

Proposals will be assessed anonymously by the conference organisers, and presenters will be contacted in January 2014.

Proposal Deadline: 17th January 2014 ** This deadline has been extended **
Proposals should be emailed to the Conference Administrator: Belinda Waterman.
Organising Group
Cynthia Brown, Fiona Cosson, Anne Gulland, Sarah Lowry, Robert Wilkinson

Oral History Society website

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