National Oral History Association of New Zealand
22-23 October 2016
Commodore Airport Hotel
It is 30 years since a group of committed historians formed the National Oral History Association of New Zealand. We think it’s an appropriate time to look back on our history, honour our founders and consider our future. By meeting in Christchurch, we’re also acknowledging the experiences of those affected by the earthquakes of 2011 and 2012, which have been recorded in a number of oral histories – including one by our keynote speaker and founder, Hugo Manson, for the Alexander Turnbull Library. Let’s consider how such life histories connect us to a wider network of whanau, friends and colleagues here and across the Tasman, and internationally.
We welcome papers that explore the idea of sharing, and shared, oral histories. We are interested in the many ways such stories are garnered and disseminated – all the way from the process of selection through to the archiving and future-proofing of the lives we record. We want to address issues of access and reuse. And we need to consider the ways in which rapidly-changing technology affects our work.
NOHANZ invites members, friends, and colleagues to the 2016 Oral History conference in Christchurch, timed to coincide with the city’s Heritage Week. Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to submit abstracts for consideration by the Conference Committee.
We invite proposals for papers addressing any aspect of the above themes.
Proposals should include:
• Duration (20 minute full paper, or 5 minute project summary)
• Name of author/s, postal and email addresses and phone numbers
• Institution (if relevant)
• Abstract of 200 – 250 words on the proposed presentation
• Brief author biography (no more than 100 words per author)
Please send your proposal to NOHANZ 2016 Conference Committee either at firstname.lastname@example.org OR post to PO Box 3819, Wellington.
Closing date for proposals: Friday 8 April, 2016.
Successful presenters will be notified by Friday 20 May, 2016.