2019 Annual Conference Information

OHMAR Annual Conference

Event Fact Sheet

Conference Title: Access and Inclusion in Oral History
Conference Dates: April 18 – 19, 2019
Location: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Contact Information
Conference Chair: Melissa Ziobro, mziobro@monmouth.edu
For sponsorship & group registration: Samantha Blatt, sblatt@sciencehistory.org

We hope to explore the ways in which the oral history community is enabling individuals with unique needs, including but not limited to visual, hearing, mobility, or cognitive challenges, to participate in oral history as both interviewers and narrators. How do we share oral histories, both in brick and mortar archives and on the web, in broadly accessible and inclusive formats?  In what ways is the oral history community documenting the disability rights movement and the experience of those with special needs? Who is the audience for such interviews and how do we prioritize levels of accessibility when resources to do so are limited?

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 18

Forest Pogue Award Luncheon & OHMAR Business Meeting: LuAnn Jones, Staff Historian, National Park Service

Friday, April 19

Keynote Speakers

Brian Greenwald, Director, Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center,

Gallaudet University

Jean Bergey, Associate Director, Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center,

Gallaudet University

We are pleased to introduce new group rates for the 2019 conference!

University Opportunities

  • If you are a faculty member and presenting at the conference, your students can register to attend for only $15!
  • For $250, send five students and one advisor (rate includes luncheon). A savings of 25%!
  • For $400, send ten students and two advisors (rate includes luncheon). A savings of 44%!

Non-Profit & Pubic Service Organizations

  • For $300, send five staff members (includes luncheon). A savings of 29%!

For $475, send ten staff members (includes luncheon).  A savings of 44%!