What: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region 2018 Conference
Vulnerable Voices: Power and Privilege in Oral History
In this Digital Age, electronic media stokes the creation and consumption of oral histories. Through communication, creation, capture, and curation, oral histories cross traditional social divisions and explore race, class, age, health, and gender. When considering both community and thesis-driven projects, interviewers must be mindful of both audience and privilege, as well as the legacy of their work. How do we effectively—and ethically—record and preserve narratives from vulnerable voices? In turn, how can we acknowledge distinctions, record perspectives, and interpret experiences while maintaining the narrator’s ownership or agency? When interviews conclude and release forms are signed, how much control do narrators have over the content of “their” stories?
Date: March 17 & 18, 2018, American University, Washington DC
Thursday, March 17:
Opening Plenary Session
Forest Pogue Award Luncheon & OHMAR Business Meeting
Evening Networking & Reception
Friday, March 18:
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
Audience: The annual conference is attended by regional oral historians practicing at the academic, professional, and independent levels. Our attendees share a passion for oral history and strive to share their work with their communities.
About OHMAR: Dedicated to the practice, promotion, and growth of oral history, OHMAR was founded in 1976. We provide a forum for sharing information about the techniques and application of oral history, promoting standards of quality among practitioners, and assisting those interested in learning more about what we and other historians do.
Conference Co-Chair: Anna Kaplan
Conference Co-Chair: Owen Rogers
Development Director: Samantha Blatt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support will demonstrate to our members and attendees your commitment to the field. A sponsorship provides an excellent way to promote your organization, institution, press, program, or company. In addition to a form of recognition directly associated with the specific sponsorship opportunity, such as signage, sponsors will receive the following:
Partner — $1,500 or More
Annual Conference Partners receive:
- Exhibition table for both days of conference.
- Up to four complimentary meeting registrations.
- Recognition and direct link on OHMAR website for full calendar year.
- Full page ad in electronic and print versions of conference program.
Supporter — $750 TO $1,499
Annual Conference Supporters receive:
- Two complimentary meeting registrations.
- Exhibition table for one day of conference
- All Friend level benefits
Friend — $350 TO $749
Annual Conference Friends receive:
- Recognition and direct link on OHMAR website through 2018.
- Signage at conference.
- One complimentary conference registration.
- Recognition of sponsorship in electronic and print versions of conference program, including a half page ad.
The following are available for sponsorship & include recognition of sponsored event in acknowledgment section of program.
|Pogue Award Luncheon||$2,000||$1,000|
|Printed Conference Program||$500||$250|