The London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (LCIR) has issued a Call for Papers for an international conference on oral history it is hosting in February 2020. The deadline for proposals is 15 October 2019.
The conference will focus on the connections between oral history, collective memory, and individual memory. Whether from a historical, social, or even psychological perspective, we wish to engage scholars in a multidimensional and interdisciplinary approach in order to deeply explore all aspects of this valuable and fascinating area.
The LCIR says it is committed to creating a welcoming space for discussion, collaboration, and exploration of oral history’s potential as a tool for local, national and international projects that would enrich and even revise chapters of history.
The conference will bring together scholars from different fields including history, philosophy, religion, sociology, international relations, literature, art, space studies, peace studies, cultural studies, minority studies, war and/or genocide studies, journalism, immigration studies, psychology and psychiatry, political and social studies, and those working in archives, museums and NGOs.
The LCIR is particularly interested in inviting those with first-hand experiences, amateur archivists and memory collectors to participate in its newly established session “Share your memories and change history.”
The conference will be held from 8 to 9 February 2020.
Provisional conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX.
For further information about the conference and the Call for Papers go to: https://oralhistory.lcir.co.uk/