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The Cultural Value of Oral History: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
24 – 26 July 2007, University of Glasgow
This international conference aims to establish a vibrant cross-disciplinary forum in which to assess the evidential significance of orality and oral history.
To this end, Verne Harris (Project Manager, of the Centre for Memory and Dialogue at the Nelson Mandela Foundation) will open proceedings with a public lecture entitled ‘Telling the Stories of a Continuing Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela and the Archive’.
The following two-day conference includes scholarly presentations, roundtable discussions and didactic sessions led by experienced oral history practitioners.
Key speakers include: Elizabeth Tonkin (Queen’s University, Belfast); Robert Perks (British Library); Jan Walmsley, (Learning Disability History Research Group); Arthur McIvor (Scottish Oral History Centre); Roger Absalom (Sheffield Hallam University); Lynn Abrams (University of Glasgow) and Margaret Mackay (School of Scottish Studies). For full details of the programme, see http://www.gla.ac.uk/conferences/oralhistory/programme.html
Academics, postgraduates and professionals from all relevant disciplines are welcome to attend this stimulating and interactive event. All delegates must register by Monday 9 July at the latest.
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The conference is supported by the AHRC and the University of Glasgow’s Graduate School of Arts and Humanities.