The theme of the 2018 IOHA Congress is Memory and Narration. The congress focuses on the complex and multidimensional nature of oral history, and we welcome presentations from diverse perspectives. We invite papers that focus on methodological issues concerning the production and analysis of oral histories and life stories. We especially encourage contributions related to oral history sources as narratives/narration and applications of methodological theories and practices.

Therefore, the panels and presentations will address the following themes:

–       Archived oral history
–       Personal and shared narratives
–       Transgenerational memory
–       Class, gender, age and memory
–       Traditions, folklore and history
–       Oral history research in different disciplines
–       New waves of oral history
–       Oral history, theory and ethics
–       Oral history and narration
–       Life narratives and oral history

The XX IOHA Congress coincides with the anniversary of two important events in Finnish history, the centennial of the 1918 Finnish Civil War as well as the end of World War I. The congress organizers would therefore like to welcome also contributions that address memories of wars and other conflicts, narratives of survival, intergenerational war memories and communities of commemoration.

For each international conference the IOHA is able to provide small grants for a limited number of participants. The IOHA Conference Scholarship Fund aims to bring together international oral history scholars from inside and outside the academic realm, to continue building a unique global platform for professional exchange and comparative oral history inquiry.

IOHA Conference Grants take the form of financial support for travel costs, accommodation or conference fees. The grant is a supplement; applicants are advised to start looking for funds from other sources as soon as they determine their intention to participate.

Sue Anderson (Australia), Outi Fingerroos (Finland), Martha Narkunas (USA), and Mark Wong (Singapore) make up the scholarship committee.

Scholarship application deadline is December 30th 2017.

 

For more information, and to download the application form, please click here.