1. The XX IOHA Congress: “Memory and Narration”, University of Jyväskylä, June 18-20, 2018
Call for Papers
The International Oral History Association is pleased to announce the call for papers for the next congress in 2018. The XX IOHA Congress
will be held from June 18 to 20, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The congress is hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature
Society, and the Finnish Oral History Network.
The theme of the congress is Memory and Narration. The main focus of the congress is on the complex and multidimensional nature of oral history.
Oral history and life story research can be carried out from numerous perspectives. We invite papers that address the methodological issues
related to 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.
We therefore look forward to receiving abstracts on the following themes:
- Archived oral history
- Personal and shared narratives
- Transgenerational memory
- Class, gender, and memory
- Traditions, folklore and history
- Oral history and different disciplines
- New waves of oral history
- Oral history, theory and ethics
- Oral history sources as narratives
- Oral history and narrative theory
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 e.g. memory of war
and other conflicts, coping with war and narratives of survival, intergenerational war memories and communities of commemoration.
The official language of the congress is English, but presentations in Spanish will also be accepted. You can propose either 1) a paper, 2) a poster, or 3) an audiovisual presentation.
To propose a paper or a poster:
Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the abstract submission form that will be available on the congress web page https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ioha2018 on
March 31, 2017. Select the type of presentation (a paper or a poster) and select one of the themes on the provided list for the scheduling of your presentation. Please also The XX IOHA Congress: “Memory and Narration”, University of Jyväskylä, June 18-20, 2018
indicate the language of your presentation (English or Spanish) and provide 3-5 keywords related to your presentation.
To propose an audiovisual presentation:
Submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the abstract submission form that will be available on the congress web page https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ioha2018 on March 31, 2017. Select one of the themes on the provided list for the scheduling of your presentation. Please provide 3-5 keywords related to your presentation. It is important that you provide details of both the content and format of your work (explain clearly what type it is, and how it should be screened) and any further important information concerning technical requirements. If the presentation is not in English, please make sure that it is subtitled.
Instructions on how to submit your audiovisual materials online will be provided later.
The deadline for all proposals is August 31, 2017. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent in November 2017.
All participants must also register. The online registration and payment form will be available on the congress website in January 2018. Please check the website for further information.
You are welcome to join us in Jyväskylä, Finland for the XX International Oral History Association Congress in 2018! Please check the IOHA 2018 congress web page https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ioha2018 for more information about the congress, the hosting organizations—the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, the Finnish Oral History Network—as well as other relevant topics. The website will be continuously updated as the congress approaches.
If you have any questions concerning the CfP process, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org