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CFP: Oral History Association in Montreal, 2018

Hello all -

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit proposals for the OHA's Annual Meeting in Montreal, Oral History in Our Challenging Times, is January 31. You can find the call for papers (and listening sessions, mini-workshops, roundtables, performances and facilitated conversations!) here:


We look forward to your submission!

Re: Obtaining a release after the death of an interviewee

Hi Donna,

I have run into this same issue in the past. We also have the interviewee sign the release after they review the transcript. Several times in the past, we have had the interviewee die before we could get the interview transcribed. In each case, we have had the next of kin sign the release. I have been assured by the registrar at our museum that this is the most efficient and legal course of action.

Joseph Cates
Sullivan Museum and History Center
Norwich University

Deadline January 31: CFP for panel on “Our challenging times: The possibilities and limits of oral history in Turkey” at OHA Meetings, Montreal, October 10-13, 2018

Please get in touch immediately if you would like to present a paper at the panel below

leyla neyzi



Panel proposal for Oral History Association Meeting, Concordia University, Montreal, 10-13 October, 2018

“Our challenging times: The possibilities and limits of oral history in Turkey”

Leyla Neyzi and Lorenzo D’Orsi