Oral History & the City Conference Seeking Submissions
Oral History & the City, an intersectional oral history conference in New York on April 28-29, co-sponsored by Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) and the Oral History Master of Arts program at Columbia University.
This conference is a showcase for creative and applied oral history work engaging with the communities and issues of our cities. This could be a neighborhood interview project, a radio storytelling platform, a museum exhibition, a theatrical performance, an academic paper, and other mediums.
The formats are flexible because there needs to be a conversation both within and across social, vocational, disciplinary, geographic, and other lines of difference in our work. The conference is seeking engaged practitioners and newcomers alike to present and discuss on projects from a range of cities, from global metropolises to local hubs.
The conference is an opportunity for intersectional connection and collaboration, with the idea that this space will itself become a resource for the important oral history work people are doing in city settings throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Paper submission deadline is February 15.
If you know any candidates who have been working at the broad intersection of oral history and the city (this could be you, too!) we encourage everyone to submit proposals by the 15th and join us in this collaborative conversation.
Here are some additional resources:
- CFP: The call for papers can be found here and the submission portal is here. The conference website and registration will be launched when we start to invite presenters at the end of February.
- Membership: To stay up-to-date on the upcoming program, you or your institution can join OHMAR as a member here.
- Sponsorship: If you are interested in opportunities to sponsor or contribute to the conference programming, please reply to this message and we will connect you with relevant resources.
- Donation: To donate towards student scholarships for this conference, please click here. We greatly appreciate your support in making this space accessible to the next generation of oral historians.
- Contact: Finally, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to anytime time via firstname.lastname@example.org.