International Conference at the University of Winnipeg
Department of History and Chair in German-Canadian Studies
ORAL HISTORY IN CANADA
Oral history, including the collecting of oral tradition, has become a major research method of historians and other scholars as well as community activists and local historians in Canada and worldwide. This conference seeks to bring these practitioners from various fields together to assess the state of oral history in Canada and the directions it may take in the future. Students, independent researchers and professional academics present their research in three days of panels and practical workshops.
When: Thursday, 18 August to Saturday, 20 August 2005
Where: The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Participants: This conference is open to the public.
Before 1 July 2005: Regular: $20; Student: $10
After 1 July 2005: Regular: $50; Student: $30
Make cheques (in Cdn. or US funds) payable to The University of Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg students must register but do not have to pay registration fees
Registration is required (fill out form below)
Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. We have blocked off rooms in a hotel and student housing that are in easy walking-distance to the university.
20 rooms are blocked for 18-20 August 2005 at the nearby Holiday Inn Express/Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Winnipeg Downtown, 360 Colony Street, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3B 2P3, Tel: 1-204-7867011, Fax: 1-204-7721443, Email: email@example.com, URL: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/ywgcs
To receive the conference rate of $79.00 Cdn. per night, you must book before 1 August 2005.
UW Ė Student housing:
20 rooms are blocked for 18-20 August at the nearby student housing Balmoral Housing at $30.00 per night or $150.00 per week. To learn more about this housing, visit http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/residence-accom and see Student Houses and the photo gallery. You can download the registration form at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/residence-applic (the form is on pp. 3-4; on top of p. 3, clearly write ORAL HISTORY CONFERENCE and the dates you want to stay; you just need to fill in your address, none of the other information unless you want to inform housing supervisors of medical conditions, food allergies, etc. You donít have to fill out the Student Questionnaire, but you must sign the application.) Please not that bedding and cooking utensils are not provided.
Parking: Parking around the University of Winnipeg is limited, so please consider taking public transportation.
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