Oral History NSW are calling for proposals for their 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. They are inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that critically engage with the conference topics, roundtables featuring two to five speakers that explore and engage with conference topics and 5-minute lightning talks. For more information about the conference topics, read their call for papers here (pdf).
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.
Conference registrations will open 31 March 2017.