Community Voices: Oral History on the Ground
The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society
Manchester (exact location to be confirmed)
From: 4th July 2014
To: 5th July 2014
This year's conference will showcase how oral history is practised in the community, exploring its challenges, successes, 'products' and legacies. We are looking for papers, panels, presentations, workshops, posters and displays on any aspect of community oral history. We invite proposals that are reflective, rather than a step-by-step explanation of how a project was run, and suggest the following themes as a starting point:
- Collaborative working - how communities have worked with other sectors such as academic institutions, health and social services, and youth organisations
- Communities of interest - ways of defining a community beyond the geographical
- Sustainability - what happens when a project ends?
- Audience - who is your project for, and how do you present it to different audiences?
- Conflict within communities - can community oral history be divisive as well as unifying?
- International projects - we actively seek proposals from speakers from abroad