We invite proposals for the next biennial Oral History of Australia conference in Sydney .
Moving memories: oral history in a global world
Our title and main theme refers to memories generated across space and time,
both local and national, as well as cross-cultural and international. It also refers to memories which
have an emotional impact on listeners: remembering which move us to laughter or tears. The theme
draws on some of the new directions in oral history that address: the impact of migration and asylum-
seeking around the world; as well as the exchange between narrator and listener that is ‘memory
work’, or the emotional labour that is involved in memory practices such as oral history.
All submissions will be welcome, but proposals on some of the following topics will assist in creating
a coherent conference:
• Contested memories across cultures
in local communities
• Movement across and within borders
• Oral history as witnessing
• Place and belonging
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that critically engage with the conference topics.
We invite proposals for roundtables featuring two to five speakers that explore and engage with
conference topics. Roundtables are organised discussions around a particular topic, chaired by a
moderator. This approach is designed to stimulate dialogue: it will not be an appropriate forum to
share short papers or read extensive prepared written material.
We invite proposals for 5-minute lightning talks. We encourage you to critically engage with one
idea that relates to a conference topic, and use this opportunity to share ideas about opportunities,
challenges, methodology and more in a dynamic and engaging way. Please note these talks must go
beyond a ‘show and tell’ approach.
To submit your proposal go to: https://dcconferences.eventsair.com/ohac17/cs
Deadline for Submission 31st January 2017
Notification of acceptance of proposals late February 2017
Registrations open March 2017
Earlybird deadline 30th June 2017