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CFP - Oral History Network of Ireland Conference, 12th-13th Sept 2014 - "Making Connections: Oral History and Community"

Dear all,

Please find below details of the Oral History Network of Ireland's third conference - Making Connections: Oral History and Community - to be held in Kilkenny City, 12 - 13th September 2014.

MNHS Reviewing its OH Collecting Policy

The collections department at the Minnesota Historical Society is reviewing and updating it's collecting policy. Specifically we are rewriting the Oral History Collecting Policy segment. 

I'd be very interested to chat with anyone at an institution that collects oral history projects (as opposed to creating oral history projects). Do you have a formal policy in place? If so I'd love to chat with you about any challenges, issues, or insights you have.

Feel free to comment here or email me directly at Ryan.Barland@mnhs.org

RFP From Loyola University Chicago, Oral History Project

The Women and Leadership Archives and the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women in Leadership, Loyola University Chicago, are seeking proposals for an oral history project "The Peace Studies Program: From Mundelein to Loyola." Funding is available for a contractor to conduct and transcribe 6 interviews, in addition to creating web and brochure content. The project runs from September 2014 to May 2015, with the understanding the work may be completed sooner.

Oral History Forum d'Histoire Orale Special Issue

The new special issue of Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, the journal of the Canadian Oral History Association, "Human Rights and Oral History: Stories of Survival, Healing, Redemption, and Accountability," has just been published. You may view it at http://www.oralhistoryforum.ca/index.php/ohf

Thank you for your interest and feedback.

Dr. Michael Kilburn
Endicott College

ITIE Conference: Local Culture and Oral History, Changsha, China, October 27-28, 2014


The Evergreen Education Foundation in conjunction with the Library Association of Hunan is pleased to announce the 6th ITIE conference in Changsha, China. The two day conference offers the opportunity for oral historians and archivists from China, the United States and around the world to exchange ideas about community oral history from local culture studies to planning and preservation of oral history. The seven themes are: