CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
2017 SOUTHWEST ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 27-29, 2017 – Doubletree Inn, Tempe, AZ
Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History
For some communities, especially in the Southwest, oral history has been the primary form of history and a foundation of cultural and societal values. Likewise, underrepresented groups can find themselves left out of official histories, with stories as their only record. Oral history as methodology, therefore, needs to involve more than conducting an interview. Learning and gathering the stories of various communities and unheard voices inspires many of us to share them in the present and preserve them for the future. Join us in Tempe, AZ for our annual SOHA conference in 2017, where we will share, observe, and collaborate on the fascinating work being done in the field of oral history throughout our region and beyond. We encourage all members, friends, and supporters to attend and to participate on a panel, roundtable, performance, workshop, or other form of involvement.
The Program Committee invites proposals that cover a variety of oral history topics on the general theme of Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History. Students are especially encouraged to participate. SOHA members typically represent Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, California, and western Texas, but our roster includes members from all over the U.S. There are no geographical limits to who can participate and share experiences. We are interested in hearing from oral historians—practitioners, community organizations, professionals, students — from all parts of the country.
Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2016
Please find further submission guidelines at http://www.southwestoralhistory.org
Presentation submissions should include a title, short abstract, and presenter bio or CV.
Full panel and roundtable submissions are highly encouraged.
We will create panels from related individual proposals as needed. All submissions will be acknowledged; please contact us if you do not receive a reply. Notification of Acceptance letters will be sent no later than January 20, 2017.
Current SOHA membership and 2017 conference pre-registration are required of all program participants. SOHA annual membership runs with the calendar year: January through December.
The Program Committee also welcomes those who are willing to serve as commentators or panel chairs. If you plan to attend the SOHA 2017 annual conference and would be willing to serve in either capacity, please e-mail a brief CV, description of your area of expertise, and topics of special interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 16, 2016. Please put “2017 Chair or Commentator” in the Subject line.
Questions? Contact the SOHA office: email@example.com or call 702-895-5011.