The next Biennial National Conference of Oral History Australia will be held
in Perth WA 9 - 12 Sept 2015 hosted by the Oral History Association WA. 

The conference will open Wednesday September 9 with a full program on Thursday 10 and Friday 11.  Some ancilliary events are also being planned for Saturday 12 September for interstate and country participants.



2013   Adelaide, South Australia

She Said He Said: Reading Writing and Recording History

The Oral History Association of Australia, History SA and the University of South Australia hosted this conference in September 2013, which brought together professional, academic, community and oral historians.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Rina Benmayor's  Re-imagining Salinas’ Chinatown: A ‘third space’ oral history walking tour.
Audio/video presentations may be downloaded here


2011   Melbourne, Victoria    Communities of Memory 

The keynote speakers:
Stephen High, Chair in Public History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Montreal
Nathalie Nguyen Australian Research Fellow, University of Melbourne 
Peter Read Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, University of Sydney


2009   Launceston, Tasmania

Navigating Personal and Public History

2007  Brisbane, Queensland

Old Stories New Ways



2014  Barcelona Spain  9 - 12 July   Power and Democracy
Sub themes:
  • Archives, Oral Sources and Remembrance
  • Power in Human Relations
  • Democracy as a Political Tool
  • Oral Sources and Cultural Heritage
  • New Ways to Share Our Dialogue with the Public
2016  Bangalore, India  

Upcoming Australian Conferences 

Digital Humanities Conference  29 June - 3 July 2015
Theme: Global Digital Humanities
Venue: Parramatta campus of University of Western Sydney in partnership with the State Library of NSW
The call for proposals closes on 3 November 2014.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) invites submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities including, but is not limited to:
  • humanities research enabled through digital media, data mining, software studies, or information design and modelling;
  • computer applications in literacy, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic litereature, public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
  • digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games and related areas;
  • creation and duration of humanities digital resources;
  • social, institutional, global, multilingual and multicultural aspects of digital humanities; and
  • digital humanities in pedagogy and acdemic curricula.

This is the first annual international Digital Humanities Conference to be held outside of Europe and North America in its 26 year history and will be hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Group at the University of Western Sydney and the State Library of NSW. 

 See http://dh2015.org 

Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Biennial Conference 30 June to 3 July 2014
Venue: Australian Catholic University Sydney

This conference will be of particular interest to oral historians working in the many areas of the history of medicine.  Papers invited. July 1 will focus have a particular oral history focus. Grants to post graduate students available.

Further information available at
Conference flyer: http://www.anzshm.org.au/docs/Sydney%20conference.pdf
Email: hom2015@dcconferences.com.au
Tel:    9954.4400

South Australia State History Conference 2015
Robe SA 23-25 October 2015
Call for papers 

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