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South African Oral History Association

In collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture (National Archives and Records Service of South Africa)

The Role of Oral History in Post Apartheid South Africa

Second Annual National Oral History Conference

Pretoria, 18-20 October 2005

  1. Call for Papers

Conferences Sub-themes:

Memory and Reconciliation / The Legacy of Apartheid / Oral History in Schools / Oral History in Community Organisations / Gender perspectives in Oral History / The Ethics of Oral History / Oral Traditions and Oral Performance in Contemporary South Africa

Proposals are invited for contributions to the 2nd National Oral History Conference. Academic papers and case study reports are welcome. The contributions must be based on original work and have a clear focus on oral history.

If you are interested, please send us a short proposal including:

  1. an abstract of your paper or case study report (100 - 300 words)

  2. the relevant conference sub-theme

  3. a short biography of yourself (50 - 100 words)

  4. your contact information (name and surname, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers).

The time for presentations will not exceed twenty minutes and will be followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion.

It is our intention to publish refereed conference proceedings. The papers should not be longer than 5000 words.

Deadline for proposals: July 15, 2005

The Interim Steering Committee will confirm acceptance or rejection of your proposal by September 1, 2005

Send proposal to:

South African Oral History Association Interim Steering Committee
c/o Ms Khanyi Ngcobo
Deputy Director Archival Services
National Archives & Records Service of South Africa
24 Hamilton Street or Private Bag X236
Tel: +27 (0)12 323 5300
Fax: +27 (0)12 323 5287

Enquiries: Mr Vuyani Booi ( ); Prof P. Denis ( ); Dr Sean Field ( ); Ms Nomvula Mbangela ( ); Dr Sekgothe Mokgoatsana ( ); Dr Patricia Opondo ( ) and Ms Mandy Gilder ( )

  1. Invitation to Participants

Invitation to the 2nd Annual National Oral History Conference 18 – 21 October 2005, Pretoria.

The national Archives and Records Service Organisation Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to the 2nd Annual National Oral History Conference that will take place from the 18th – 21st October 2005 in Gauteng.

Accommodation details are hereby attached. You are expected to provide for your traveling and accommodation expenses. Transport from Johannesburg Airport to the Hotel will be made available for everyone.

Details of the conference venue and the programme will be sent to you in due course. Further enquiries on the conference should be addressed to either Khanyi Ngcobo ( ), Matome Mohlalowa ( ), Thobeka Zulu ( ), Dennis Maake ( ), at the above-mentioned address or their e-mail account.

Attendance forms should be marked for Ms Mariaan Anderson and Ms Virgin Mlambo’s attention.

Please confirm your position with regard to the invitation on or before 30 August 2005.


Birchwood Hotel R395 p.p. sharing (B&B)
R595 p.p. (B&B)
please note that this is a special rate
as it is a conference venue as well
27 11 897 0112
Holiday Inn Airport R975 (bed) 27 11 975 1121
Holiday Garden Court R634 (bed) 27 11 392 1062
Boksburg Willow Lodge R395 27 11 916 2040
Formule 1 Hotel R224 27 11 422 5641

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