The Oral History Centre invites all to attend an international workshop it is hosting October 1-3 on current oral history. Alessandro Portelli, Professor of American Literature at the University of Rome, opens the workshop on the evening of Thursday, October 1st, with a keynote address on studies of memory and oral history in contemporary society. Professor Portelli is acknowledged internationally as the most influential oral historian of the last quarter century. Workshops on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd will feature panels of OHC associate faculty members, Alexander Freund, Nolan Reilly, and Janis Thiessen, and other UW faculty and students from a wide variety of disciplines. They will be joined in these sessions by prominent Canadian researchers, including among others, Professor Joy Parr, University of Western Ontario, Professor Pam Sugiman, Ryerson University, Kristina Llewellyn, University of Waterloo, Rhonda Hinther, Brandon University, and Caroline Forcier-Holloway, Library and Archives Canada. Panels will be organized to ensure opportunities for discussions and conversations among participants.
Please mark October 1-3 in your calendar to join us at the OHC in an interdisciplinary focus on the principles and practices in oral history, from theoretical concerns to research methods. Ethical questions related to interviewing and accessibility and archiving of those interviews will be a central focus of discussions.
Kimberley Moore, Program Co-ordinator
Oral History Centre
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
ph. (204) 258-3090