ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 15th Annual National Conference 2018, 09-12 OCTOBER 2018, Cape Town

CALL FOR PAPERS

THEME: FREEDOM AND EGALITARIANISM: NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, THE SYMBOL OF DEMOCRACY

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s fame rests on his role as a revolutionary leader who spent nearly seven decades of his life in the struggle against white minority rule and for a free democratic nonracial society.

He came out of prison and became a statesman who was respected internationally. His greatness lies in the fact that he was a visionary, a unifier, a democrat and international political leader who exercised his influence and leadership with humility and respect for his colleagues and opponents alike. In his heydays he participated in sports and lived healthy lifestyle

Sub-Themes:

  • Archiving oral history
  • Sport legends: their stories
  • Culture and healthy lifestyles
  • The role of Oral history in libraries, museums, heritage sites and tourism
  • Sexuality narratives: gender, discrimination, illness, healthy lifestyle choices
  • Histories of the healthy lifestyles and other stories of the Khoi and San Communities
  • Oral history of community sport, school sport and recreational activities
  • Oral history in the class room
  • Histories of community-based health institutions; the role of IKS
  • Teaching oral history or history: New perspectives
  • Uncharted and unspoken histories of the liberation struggle
  • Forced removals and dispossession: contested memories
  • Women: history makers or auxiliary contributors?
  • Students and youth: silent narratives
  • Unity: truth and reconciliation

Proposals are invited for contributions to the 15th National Oral History Conference. Although the conference is primarily academic, case study reports and other contributions are welcome. The contributions must be based on original work and have a clear focus on oral history.

The envisaged end-product of the conference will be a publication of the proceedings. Interested contributors are encouraged to bring along to the conference papers that are photo ready for publication.

NB: THIS IS AN ORAL HISTORY CONFERENCE: PAPERS DELIVERED MUST BE BASED ON ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH, AND NOT ONLY ON PUBLISHED SOURCES If you are interested, please send us a short proposal including:

  1. an abstract of your paper or case study report (100-300 words)
  2. the relevant conference sub theme
  3. a short biography of yourself (50-100 words)
  4. your contact information (name and surname, affiliation, postal

address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers)

  The duration of presentation will not exceed twenty (20) minutes and this will be followed by ten (10) minutes for discussion It is our intention to publish refereed conference proceedings. The papers shall not be longer than 5000 words. It is a requirement that finished papers be submitted by 30 September 2018 to Ms Brenda Kotze on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for proposals/abstracts is 23 APRIL 2018 The conference organising committee will confirm acceptance or rejection of your proposal by 01 JUNE 2018 Send proposal to:

Ms Brenda Kotze

National Archives and Records Service of South Africa

Tel: 012 441 3151

Cell: 082 600 5646

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Convener:  15th Annual National Oral History Conference Ms. Nikiwe Momoti Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service, Tel: 021 483 0401

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