Conference 2022 In Person Ticket

Conference fee includes: all conference sessions, conference abstracts, lunch & daytime refreshments on both days, and a wine reception. It does not include the conference dinner which must be pre-booked separately.

Accomodation:  There is no accommodation available at London Metropolitan University, but there are a wide range of accommodation options available nearby. London Met have suggested the following local options: Travelodge, Premier Inn and AirBnb.

Conference Dinner: Group dinner bookings have been made for delegates at two local restaurants: Radici Italian Trattoria Islington and La Petite Auberge Bistro. Conference dinner places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and pre-booking is essential. Please indicate if you would like to reserve a dinner place on the booking form. (Payment for the dinner will be processed separately at the end of June)

Payment: There are two methods of payment. You can pay online via PayPal, debit or credit card or you can make an offline payment where an invoice will be sent to your organisation. Please select the appropriate option in the booking form.

Bursary fund donation: this year we are inviting delegates to support the provision of bursary support to individuals who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference. You can add a bursary donation to your ticket on the booking form. If you wish to donate a different way, please contact polly.owen@ohs.org.uk

Cost:

Standard conference fee: £160

OHS Member  conference fee: £120

Concessionary Fee for Pensioners and the Unwaged: £120

Self-Funded Students Fee: £80

By joining the Oral History Society today, you will benefit from a reduced conference attendance as well as membership. For more information and to join the Oral History Society, please visit http://www.ohs.org.uk/about/joinsubscribe/.

 

Hourly Schedule

Friday 8th July

9.30 - 9.35
Welcome
9.35 - 10.25
Plenary - 'Home and belonging for British South Asians' Kavita Puri.
This keynote looks at the inter-generational oral history gathered over the past decade to explore the complex idea of home and belonging for British South Asians and discusses the role of journalism in collecting oral history.
Speakers:
Kavita Puri
10.25 - 10.40
Break
10.40 - 11.55
Section 1: Parallel Session
12.00 - 13.10
Section 2: Group/Roundtable/Open Sessions
13.10 - 14.05
Lunch
14.05 - 15.20
Section 3: Parallel Session
15.25 - 16.30
Section 4: Group/Rountable/Open Session
16.30 - 16.45
Break
16.45 - 18.00
Parallel Session
18.30 - 19.30
Wine Reception
20.00
Conference Meal
Group dinner bookings have been made for delegates at two local restaurants: Radici Italian Trattoria Islington and La Petite Auberge Bistro

Saturday 9th July

9.15 - 10.10
Plenary – ‘When Home is a Hostile Environment: Voices of the Windrush Generation and their Descendants’: Juanita Cox.
Drawing upon oral history recordings, this paper will explore the impact of Britain’s changing nationality and immigration legislation on members of the ‘Windrush Generation’ and their descendants. It will also look at how activists have striven to make ‘home’ a less hostile environment for the ‘Windrush’ community and for themselves.
Speakers:
Juanita Cox
10.15 - 11.30
Section 6: Parallel Session
11.30 - 11.45
Break
11.45 - 13.00
Section 7: Parallel Session
13.00 - 14.10
Lunch & OHS Annual General Meeting
14.10 - 15.25
Section 8: Parallel Session
15.25 - 15.35
Break
15.35 - 16.45
In-conversation Plenary – ‘Oral History in a Museum Setting’
Nirmal Puwar, Sonial Solicari and Simon Stephens explore the challenges and rewards of including oral history in museums, past, present and future. Closing Discussion
Speakers:
Nirmal Puwar, Simon Stephens, Sonia Solicari
Kavita Puri
Kavita Puri
KAVITA PURI is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She devised and presented the landmark series Partition Voices on BBC Radio 4 which won the Royal Historical Society’s Radio and Podcast prize as well as its overall Public History prize. She wrote Partition Voices: Untold British Voices, which is currently being adapted for the Donmar Warehouse with Tara Theatre. She also presents Three Pounds in My Pocket on BBC Radio 4, which is currently on its fifth series. It’s the first social history of British South Asians though first person testimony. She is also an executive producer of radio and television documentaries and presents the current affairs programme The Inquiry
Juanita Cox
Juanita Cox
JUANITA COX gained her PhD in 2013 from the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham, and is a winner of the prestigious RE Bradbury Memorial Prize. She is currently the leading authority on the life and work of the Guyanese novelist, Edgar Mittelholzer (1909-1965) and editor of Creole Chips and Other Writing (2018) – a compendium of his uncollected poems, plays, short stories and articles. Other publications include: ‘Buried in the Landscape: Edgar Mittelholzer’s Creative Gene(sis) / Geni(us), and Revolting Subtexts’ in Aje, L., Lacroix, T. and Misrahi-Barak, J. (eds) Reimagining the Guyanas (2019) and introductions to republished Peepal Tree editions of Mittelholzer’s Corentyne Thunder (2009) and The Life and Death of Sylvia (2010). She co-founded the ground-breaking series Guyana SPEAKS in 2017, an education and networking forum, which has become a key monthly event in the calendar of the London-based Guyanese diaspora. Dr Cox’s poetry has been published in anthologies of black womanhood including Songs of Yemaya (Diaspora Records, 2017) and in the international anthology of writings by women of African descent, New Daughters of Africa (Vintage, 2019). She was also an Associate Fellow of the London Metropolitan University, where she lectured for three years in Caribbean Studies and Black British History. She is currently a Research Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies and is working on a three-year AHRC-funded oral history project, ‘The Windrush Scandal in its Transnational and Commonwealth Context’.
Nirmal Puwar
Nirmal Puwar
NIRMAL PUWAR is Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick. She has a longstanding interest in bodies and space and works with a variety of methods, including oral history on site-specific interventions to reconceptualise space, nations and institutions, with a focus on museums. Her book Space Invaders (2004) has inspired a museum group by the same name https://mspace invaders.com/2020/11/08/women-of-colour-in-leadership/
Simon Stephens
Simon Stephens
SIMON STEPHENS is the Head of Publications and Events at the Museums Association and the editor of Museums Journal. He oversees the MA’s one-day conferences, annual conference and members events. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years and has contributed to a wide range of art and design publications.
Sonia Solicari
Sonia Solicari
SONIA SOLICARI is Director of the Museum of the Home (formerly the Geffrye Museum of the Home) in Hoxton. She has overseen the rebranding of the museum when its name changed while the site has been expanded and transformed with an £18.1 million capital development project. She has published widely on historic art and design and histories of the home.

Book Event

Standard Conference Fee £160
Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Standard Conference Fee ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Oral History Society Member Fee £120

By joining the Oral History Society today, you will benefit from a reduced conference attendance as well as membership. For more information and to join the Oral History Society, please visit http://www.ohs.org.uk/about/joinsubscribe/.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Oral History Society Member Fee ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Concessionary Fee for Pensioners and the Unwaged £120

Please provide evidence of your pension or unwaged status in the form of either a Drivers Licence/Passport or a Pension Credit letter or Award Letter or Letter from your Welfare Office.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Concessionary Fee for Pensioners and the Unwaged ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Self-Funded Students £80

Please note: the self-funded student rate does not apply to individuals with institutional support, to whom the full, or OHS, rate applies. A receipt for payment at the concessionary rate will not be provided for the purposes of reimbursement. 

Available Tickets: Unlimited
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Date

08 - 09 Jul 2022

Time

All Day
London Metropolitan University

Location

London Metropolitan University
London
Category

Organizer

Polly Owen
Email
polly.owen@ohs.org.uk
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