“Generations of Oral History”
Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) announces its Spring 2012 Conference to be held April 11-12 at the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
The program committee invites participants to interpret the conference theme, “Generations of Oral History.” Topics might include the historiography of oral history practice and theory; how generations of technology have changed the practice and sharing of oral history; interviewing across generations in classrooms and community settings; the changing pedagogy of oral history methods; oral history and life review; the generation of oral history collections and their management, preservation and use; and the generation of popular enthusiasm for oral history at the grassroots level. OHMAR hopes to encourage a lively conversation among different generations of oral historians.
The mid-Atlantic region is home to generations of oral historians who have achieved national and international recognition for their work in academic and public sectors. The program committee invites entire panels and roundtables as well as individual papers. We also encourage presentations that include voices and images. OHMAR welcomes participants from a wide variety of fields—history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, literature, political science, and others. OHMAR also welcomes submissions from educators, archivists, librarians, web designers, museum curators, and other oral history practitioners engaged in work relevant to the 2012 conference theme.
For more information or questions about the call for papers, please contact the conference chair, Laura Marshallsay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about the call for papers, proposal submission guidelines, and the conference location are available at OHMAR's website, http://www.ohmar.org/confercurrent.html. Proposals are due no later than January 15, 2012.
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