This is a reminder that 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
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.