2016 Annual Conference Submission Deadline Extension – February 29, 2016

2015 OHMAR ConferenceThe proposal submission deadline for the 2016 Annual Conference has been extended to February 29, 2016. We have received excellent proposals so far and we look forward to more submissions around this year’s theme of “Oral History and Technology”. The conference is to be held April 14 and 15, 2016, at the Hagley Museum & Library in Wilmington, Delaware.

We encourage proposals that interpret “Oral History and Technology” in broad and creative ways. We want to know how you have used oral history to explore technology and how technology has influenced you as an oral historian.

What challenges have you encountered when bringing your oral history work to the digital world? How can oral history be used to explore the applications of technology in the world? How has technology complicated the work of oral historians? Can oral history be viewed as a technology of memory?

If you’ve encountered questions like these in your own work or have explored other relationships between technology and oral history then we welcome your stories at the OHMAR 2016 Annual Conference.

The program committee invites proposals for panels or roundtables, as well as for individual papers. We welcome presentations that feature audiovisual components. We also welcome proposals for alternative session types, including: PechaKucha, lightning talks, debates and open discussions. We particularly wish to encourage proposals from graduate students.

Individual paper/presentation proposals should include a brief abstract of 250-500 words, a biographical summary about the author, and contact information. Roundtable proposals should include a 250-500 word abstract of the roundtable topic and brief biographical summaries for each invited participant, as well as contact information. Panel proposals should include a broad description of the panel theme and brief abstracts of 150-200 words for each paper, as well as biographical paragraphs and contact information for each presenter.

All submissions should be emailed with attachments to ohmar.conference@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact us at that email address at any time with questions.