Registrations are now open for the Oral History Australia 2017 national conference, Moving memories: oral history in a global world, to take place at the Sydney Masonic Conference and Function Centre, Goulburn Street, Sydney on 13-16 September 2017.

The theme ‘Moving memories’ refers to memories generated across space and time, both local and national, as well as cross-cultural and international. It also refers to memories which have an emotional impact on listeners: remembering which move us to laughter or tears. The theme draws on some of the new directions in oral history that address: the impact of migration and asylum-seeking around the world; as well as the exchange between narrator and listener that is ‘memory work’, or the emotional labour that is involved in memory practices such as oral history.

Early Bird Registrations close Friday 30 June 2017.

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