Call for Papers – Workshop: Současné technologie ve výzkumu zvukových a audiovizuálních záznamů (Praha, 9. 11. 2017)

Národní filmový archiv ve spolupráci s Ústavem formální a aplikované lingvistiky MFF UK a Ústavem pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR tímto vyzývají k přihlášení příspěvků na odborný vědecký workshop na téma ,,Současné technologie ve výzkumu zvukových a audiovizuálních záznamů“ Workshop se uskuteční 9. listopadu 2017 v sále kina Ponrepo (Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1). Workshop je určen především pro odborné a výzkumné pracovníky a badatele, kteří k vlastnímu výzkumu využívají, nebo spravují primárně zvukové a případně také audiovizuální záznamy. Uzávěrka přihlášek je 10. října 2017. Podrobnější informace naleznete v přiloženém dokumentu:

Call for Papers: Dangerous Oral Histories – risks, responsibilities and rewards (Belfast, 28.-29. 6. 2018)

Venue: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

Date: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018

This joint conference of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland addresses the ethical and legal implications of oral history research. It presents a timely opportunity to explore the many issues raised by challenging projects, such as: What is an acceptable level of risk for interviewees/interviewers in the oral history process? What are the new responsibilities of the oral historian in a digital age?  What are the rewards for initiating ‘dangerous’ oral history projects on ‘difficult’ topics, and when do the risks outweigh them?  From this starting point, the conference organisers wish to solicit papers on all aspects of risk, responsibilities and rewards – and offer the following suggestions, whilst also welcoming other imaginative proposals addressing our theme of dangerous oral histories.

Conference sub-themes include:

  • Methodology: personal safety, dangerous practices, the ethics of interviewing
  • Risks and challenges for researchers: copyright, ownership and consent
  • Interviewing on the edge: criminals, illegals, war survivors
  • Working with victims: adapting process, practice and outputs
  • Oral histories of conflict and struggle: community activists, security personnel, ex-combatants
  • Oral history in totalitarian and post-totalitarian societies
  • Oral histories of disasters and catastrophes
  • Oral history’s relationship with official secrecy and security
  • Interviewee risk in sharing/telling stories: re-traumatisation, ruptures within families/workplaces/communities
  • Justice contexts: prison-based oral history
  • Oral history, trauma and abuse: the unspoken
  • Illness, death and end-of-life narratives
  • Environmental risk and danger: disasters
  • Work-based hazards and accidents
  • Discord and danger in community history
  • Sexuality narratives: discrimination, illness, illegality
  • Reuse of archived oral histories on challenging and controversial topics
  • Practical strategies for interviewers working in dangerous areas
  • Ways of mitigating risk: risk assessment, training, the role of ethics committees
  • Responsible collection and archiving practices: including the implications of the Boston College Project
  • Teaching dangerous oral histories
  • Museums as ‘safe’ spaces for dangerous and challenging oral histories

PROPOSALS The deadline for submission of proposals is 22 December 2017. Each proposal should include: a title, an abstract of between 250-300 words, your name (and the names of any co-presenters, panellists, etc), your institution or organisation, your email address, and a note of any particular requirements. Most importantly your abstract should demonstrate the use of oral history or personal testimony and be directly related to the conference theme. Proposals that include audio playback are strongly encouraged. Proposals should be emailed to the Dangerous Oral Histories Conference Administrator, Polly Owen, at polly.owen@ohs.org.uk. They will be assessed anonymously by the conference organisers, and presenters will be contacted in January/February 2018.

More information on website.

Call for Papers (second round): XX IOHA Congress (June 18 to 21, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland)

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 21, 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 XX IOHA Congress is Memory and Narration.

The deadline for all proposals is 2nd of October, 2017. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent in November 2017.

More information you can find here.

Call for Papers: XX.International Oral History Conference (Jyväskylä, Finsko 2018)

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 XX IOHA 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, age 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  memory of war and other conflicts, 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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You can propose either 1) a paper, 2) a poster, or 3) an audiovisual presentation. Please read the instructions below before making a proposal and submitting your abstract.

Please note that each individual may only submit one solo-authored paper, poster or audiovisual proposal but additional co-authored can also be submitted. If more than one solo-authored paper is received by the same author, the last submitted proposal will be considered for acceptance.

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 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 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 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.

Abstract deadline

The deadline for all proposals is August 31, 2017. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent in November 2017.

Registration

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.

If you have any questions concerning the CfP process, please email: ioha2018@jyu.fi

The Faces and Transformations of Travelling and Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe 1945–1989)

Dovolujeme si Vás pozvat na mezinárodní workshop k problematice Cestovního ruchu v Československu v letech 1945-1989 s názvem: The Faces and Transformations of Travelling and Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe in the Cold War Era (1945–1989), který se uskuteční 16.-17. 3. 2017 ve studovně Ústavu pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR (Vlašská 355/9, Praha 1) od 13:00. Podrobnější informace naleznete v přiložené pozvánce: