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International Oral History Conferences





4th Annual International Public History Conference

5-9 June 2017 Ravenna, Italy

Call for Papers
Deadline for all proposals 30 November 2016 

History is a public issue.  Historical knowledge and practice is not limited to academic settings.  History is also produced and shared in a wide range of settings by professional and non-professional historians alike.  Museums and other exhibiting places, films and documentaries, historical novels, anniversaries and commemorations, re-enactments and living history, public policies, transitional justice commissions, television, radio, websites, and social media, are some of the venues in which history comes alive.  All these settings stimulate interaction and collaboration with large audiences, turning historians into public historians.


The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in

conjunction with Newman University and Leeds

Trinity University in Britain.  14-15 July 2017

Call for Papers
Deadline for proposed closed on 21 January 2017

Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society 14—15 July 2017 at Leeds Trinity University.  Find more information http://www.ohs.org.uk/conferences/2017-conference-remembering-beliefs/


Oral History Association Conference and AGM

4-7 October 2017  Minneapolis, MN, USA

Call for Papers
Deadline for all proposals  31 January 2017

Engaging Audiences: Oral History and the Public
Presenters are encouraged to think about innovative delivery models including dramatic performances, interactive sessions, and the use of digital media.  We welcome proposals from academics, independent scholars, archivists, librarians, museum curators, web designers, public historians, educators, media artists, filmakers, journalists, social justice activists, community organisers, playwrights, performers, storytellers, and all people working in oral history's continuum of practice.



The International Institute of Social History Twelfth

European Social Science History conference Belfast,

4-7 April 2018

The International Institute of Social History Oral History and Life Stories Network's call for papers:


The Oral History and Life Stories Network brings together oral historians and life stories practitioners who use oral histories to explore memory, narrative and history.Further information about the conference and other networks: https://esshc.socialhistory.org/esshc-belfast-2018

Call for Papers
Deadline for all proposals 1 May 2017


International Oral History Association XX Conference            18-21 June 2018


Memory and Narration   University of Juväskylä, Finland
The congress focuses on the complex and multidimensional nature of oral history, and we welcome presentations from diverse perspectives. We invite papers that focus on methodological issues concerning the production and analysis of oral histories and life stories. We especially encourage contributions related to oral history sources as narratives/narration and applications of methodological theories and practices.

Call for Papers
Deadline for all proposals 31 August 2017
Application for Scholarships due 31 Dec 2017
download full details and application form here
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