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


Third Annual National Oral History Conference

Richards Bay, 7-10 November 2006



Conferences Sub-themes:

Retrieving our cultural heritage / Oral history and gender / Dealing with painful memories / Forced removals and land disputes / Memories of the political violence / An oral history of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa / Stories from South Africa’s faith communities / The preservation of oral records

Proposals are invited for contributions to the 3rd 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:

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

  • the relevant conference sub-theme

  • a short biography of yourself (50 - 100 words)

  • 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, 2006

The conference organising committee will confirm acceptance or rejection of your proposal by 25 August, 2006

Send proposal to:
Third National Oral History Conference
c/o Prof Philippe Denis,
Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Private Bag X01
Scottsville 3209 (South Africa)
Phone: 033 260 55 44
E-mail: denis@ukzn.ac.za

Ms Khanyi Ngcobo (Khanyi.Ngcobo@dac.gov.za); Mr Vuyani Booi (vgbooi@webmail.co.za); Dr Sean Field (sean@humanities.uct.ac.za); Ms Nomvula Mbangela (Nomvula.Mbagela@dac.gov.za); Dr Sekgothe Mokgoatsana (sekgothem@ul.ac.za); Dr Patricia Opondo (opondop@ukzn.ac.za), Ms.Mandy Gilder (Mandy.Gilder@dac.gov.za)

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