Oral History Association of South Africa: Conference in October 2014

The Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA) will hold its annual conference from 14 to 17 October this year in Gauteng, one of the northern provinces of South Africa. The theme of the conference is “Reconsidering the post-apartheid moment: Oral History and the politics of transformation.”

Oral Historians from all over the world are invited to attend this conference which is usually attended by 150 academics, archivists and teachers. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, this can be done before 17 June 2014 to Brenda Kotze at [email protected] or [email protected]. If your abstract is accepted, it will be expected from you to submit your paper for publication in the Oral History Journal of South Africa by 1 August 2014 to the editor Christina Landman at [email protected].

Please submit your abstract (300 words) with a short biography (100 words) and your contact details.

Some of the subthemes that may interest you, are:

  • Heritage commemoration, nation building and social cohesion
  • Youth and the politics of marginalisation
  • Women, resistance and democratisation
  • Land reform and land restitution
  • Labour struggles: continuities and discontinuities
  • Archiving oral histories: Conceptual and methodological issues.

The conference is co-hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture (National Archives of South Africa) and the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (Libraries and Archives Directorate).

Hoping to see you there!

Christina Landman
Excom OHASA (Publications)