Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize
The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize is awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practice. Eligible initiatives include oral history projects, books, articles, exhibitions, films, and other activities that actively engage with oral history. Scholarly and popular works are eligible for consideration. Community practitioners are especially encouraged to apply.
Works produced or published in the previous year are eligible for entry.
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I am seeking papers for a proposed panel for the upcoming (2019) meeting of the American Historical Association. The panel is tentatively titled "Loyalty and Competing Narratives in Oral History," and deals with the challenge of if and how, and to what extent, the historian should or must privilege their own interpretation over the meanings that interlocutors assign to their own stories. The working abstract can be found below:
Alistair Thomson and I are editing a special 'parenthood' issue of the British journal Oral History, for publication in early 2019. We are currently soliciting reviews of books that deal with the history of parenting and/or the family using oral history interviews.
If you have recently published or are soon to publish a book that fits these parameters, please get in touch with me at email@example.com.
I'd be interested in discussing joining the panel. I'm working on an oral history of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, together with my Liberian colleagues, and have much to share about the relationship between oral history and community action during times of crisis.
Please get in touch if you'd like to connect; my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd be happy to hear from you!
For the OHA Annual Meeting in October 2018, I'd like to organize a panel of paper presentations, a roundtable, or a facilitated discussion on conducting and using oral histories of adults to understand their childhoods. My own research focus is on children and youth during the Cold War; however, the proposed topic would be relevant for scholars in any historical area who use adults' oral histories to learn about their childhoods.