Call for papers: Travelling Memories: Lives in Transition Helsinki, 27–28 November 2014

Papers are invited for contributions to the fifth international symposium of the Finnish Oral History Network Travelling Memories: Lives in Transition hosted by the Finnish Literature Society in collaboration with the Academy of Finland. Our intention is to bring together scholars of oral history and life history writing to discuss the travelling of both people and memories across time, place and different media. The invited speakers include Alessandro Portelli (University of Rome Sapienza), Baiba Bela (University of Latvia) and Outi Fingerroos (University of Jyväskylä).

Miroslav Vaněk. Around the Globe: Rethinking Oral History with its Protagonists.

In this unusual and important new work, Miroslav Vanek interviews twelve experts on oral history to discuss the medium’s current status within the social sciences in light of recent technology breakthroughs. Around the Globe addresses many of the challenges of oral history…

Галина Гримич. Усна історія села Тарасовичі (1940-1950-і рр.)

Це книга – про дніпровське село Тарасовичі, якого вже немає. Дніпро було його батьком, годувальником, перевізником. Дніпро стало його цвинтарем, щоправда, не з своєї волі, а по волі будівничих Київської ГЕС. Село можна знищити матеріально, але…

Special issue of the Oral History Review: “Listening to and for LGBTQ Lives”

Call for Papers.
Special issue of the Oral History Review: “Listening to and for LGBTQ Lives”.
Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2014.
Publication date: Winter/Spring 2016.
Guest Editor: Stephanie Gilmore, PhD

Power and Democracy: the many voices of Oral History

Power and Democracy: the many voices of Oral History. XVIII International Oral History Association Conference, Spain, Barcelona, 9-12 July 2014. Interviews with advocates of change have supplemented and supplanted archives of discredited regimes. Oral histories have documented social and political upheavals, reform movements and reactions….