Korean Oral History Association Call for Papers

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Korean Oral History Association

Call for Papers


KOHA Tenth Anniversary Conference, June 1, 2019

Seoul South Korea


The Korean Oral History Association (KOHA) is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019. KOHA was founded in 2009 to promote more systemic oral history research based on 20 years of oral history practices and researches existed in South Korea. This means moving forward from collecting oral histories to establishing oral history research as a formidable historiography and new ways of writing and doing history. Since its foundation, KOHA worked to promote and educate good practices of oral history collection including systemic archives. As an interdisciplinary association of humanities and social sciences including anthropology, history, sociology, folk studies, Korean literature, and political science KOHA also seeks to build a network of diverse oral history scholars, archives, institutions, and organizations.


To celebrate the tenth-year anniversary, the 2019 conference with the theme “Beyond ‘Oral History’ and Back to Oral Histories” will not only look back at the last decade of Korean oral history but also look forward to its future. In addition, it will have a limited number of international sessions (a total of 3 sessions or min. 7 presenters). International scholars, researchers, educators, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for papers or sessions to be considered for the program. Topics should include clear evidence of oral history research or provide new insights into the methodology with a regional focus preferably on South Korea or Asia but are not limited to a particular region.


Both complete session and individual paper proposals are welcome. Individual presentations must not exceed twenty minutes. The morning session (2 hours) format include a minimum of three presentations and remarks by 2-3 discussants while the two-afternoon sessions (1.5 hours) have a format of a minimum of two presenters and 1-2 discussants. If there is no discussant assigned, the organizing committee may assign a discussant.


Proposals should include the names, affiliations, and contact information of participants, the titles of sessions and papers, and a brief description of the topics to be covered. 


Please submit your proposals via email by January 31, 2019.


The conference will be held on June 1 (Saturday) in Seoul, South Korea, followed on June 2 by a tour of DMZ area and Seoul historic sites. The detail venue of the conference is to be determined.


Direct all submittals and inquiries to the organizing committee at <koha2019.conference@gmail.com>.

If you have any question please contact Christian Park via email <cpark613@outlook.com>.


Thank you and we look forward to your submission!