Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

2019 OHA Biennial Conference

Theme: Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories

Dates: 10-13 October 2019

Location: State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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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 is 1 March 2019.

Conference sub-themes may include, but are not limited to:

How to submit a proposal

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 oralhistoryqld@gmail.com 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  oralhistoryqld@gmail.com.

Access the instructions to upload your conference proposal via EasyChair Access the instructions to upload your conference proposal via EasyChair.