‘Moments’ Panel

Moments in Oral History’

Call for Contributions:

Moments in Oral History: our own experience’

practitioner panels

Voicing Commemoration

11th – 12th September 2015, Trinity College Dublin

Have you carried out Oral History interviewing or been involved in an Oral History project? If so, you may be interested in contributing to the series of panels entitled ‘Moments in Oral History’, where some practitioners’ experiences will be explored in a series of 10-minute presentations. Panelists will present a short ‘snapshot’ of particular experiences: a moment that stands out, the surprises you encountered, the person or interview that changed your whole outlook, a moment of interaction that moved you, an illustration of what Oral History is all about for you, an example of a mistake from which you learned, the challenges and rewards of the oral history experience, the lessons you have learned through the process or any one observation that you would like to share with other practitioners.

Submissions are invited from community-based interviewers/practitioners, and from those who have been interviewed or have played any role in an oral history project. We invite contributions on any theme; however preference will be given to those that reflect the conference theme of commemoration. As presentation time is short, we will ask you to send a short description of the particular project in question in advance: the audience will be able to read this from the screen or paper, giving you time to talk about your moment without having to fill in the background.

If you are interested in contributing to these panels, please email Clíona O’Carroll at before Friday 31 July 2015, with ‘Moments in Oral History’ as the email title and including your name, your email address and a contact phone number, your Oral History group affiliation, if any, and a description of your topic or ‘moment’ of not more than 250 words. If you are interested but haven’t thought of one particular moment, or if you have many and would like help in choosing one, please do get in contact and we can discuss possibilities.

‘Moments in Oral History’ CallForContributions2015