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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Call for Proposals: Making Educational Oral Histories in the 21st Century. Due August 15

The Oral History Forum d’histoire orale is seeking submissions to a special issue addressing Oral History and Education, entitled "Making Educational Oral Histories in the 21st Century."  More information available:  http://www.oralhistoryforum.ca/

The issue is guest-edited by the Educational Research Unit, Making Histories/Faire histoire: Narrative and Collective Memory in Education/Récits et mémoires collectives en éducation in the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

The Oral History Forum d’histoire orale is the online journal of the Canadian Oral History Association (http://journal.canoha.ca), which serves as the online meeting place for scholars, community activists, librarians, archivists, and others who use oral history to explore the past. Through this open-access collection we hope to generate discussion on this important theme and provide a valuable resource for people interested in the study of Oral History and Education, whether in the classroom or in their own research.

Submissions to "Making Educational Oral Histories in the 21st Century" might concern, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* case studies where Oral History strategies are used with students at various levels of the educational enterprise;
* challenges of Oral History for scholars and educators;
* advantages of using Oral History for students of History at all levels;
* recommended software for generating Oral History within educational contexts;
* combining conventional educational history with Oral History sources;
* institutional responsibilities and ethical dilemmas in utilizing Oral History with students.

"Making Educational Oral Histories in the 21st Century" is seeking contributions that engage with these issues as they relate to Oral History and Education, broadly defined. University researchers, community organizers, educators, oral historians, public historians, and others who are working in this field are invited to submit theoretical and methodological papers, as well as empirically-based essays, reviews (books, new media, exhibitions, films, theatrical productions), and discussions for 

"Making Educational Oral Histories in the 21st Century." We strongly encourage contributors to think outside the traditional box of the printed academic journal and thus their submissions may also include photographs, artwork, annotated transcripts, audio and/or video clips, field notes and any other additional research materials that may enrich our understanding of Oral History and Education.

Deadline for Submission: 15 August 2011.
Length of Submission: 5,000 to 10,000 words, excluding notes Abstract: 250 words, including the name, email address, affiliated institution, and a short cv.

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