Theme: Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories
Dates: 10-13 October 2019
Location: State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Call for presentations
Oral historians, in a variety of guises and combining age-old listening skills with dazzling new technologies, record intimate stories and create challenging histories. Our conference welcomes participants who use oral history in their work across the many fields and disciplines that contribute to community, professional and academic histories. We welcome presenters from across Australia, across the Tasman and around the world. We invite proposals for individual presentations, workshops, performances and thematic panels.
We are currently accepting proposals for the 2019 conference. The closing date has been extended to 8 March 2019.
Conference sub-themes may include, but are not limited to:
We welcome proposals for presentations in a variety of formats and media, including standard paper presentations (typically 20 minutes); short ‘lightning’ accounts of work in progress (typically 5 minutes); participatory workshops; performances; thematic panels comprising several presenters; and poster presentations. Presentations should involve oral history. Contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss the format or focus of your presentation before you submit it.
Proposals for presentations / papers / panels / posters should be no more than 200 words (single space, 12 point font in Times New Roman) and must include at the top your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), postal address, phone number and email address, the title for your presentation / panel, the sub-theme/s your work best connects to, and the presentation format (standard paper, ‘lightning’ account of work in progress, thematic panel, performance, participatory workshop or poster presentation). Presenters will be encouraged to submit papers to the refereed, online Oral History Australia journal, which aims to produce a theme issue about Intimate Histories.
Proposals should be uploaded to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=oha2019
To use this online system you will need to create an author account (a simple process) and then submit your proposal either by attaching it (with full details as listed above) as a PDF or by using the copy/paste function. If you are unable to use this system please email your proposal to email@example.com.