European Social Science History Conference 2014: Oral History and Life Stories

The European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) has been held biannually since 1996 and the Oral History and Life Stories Network has met at each conference since 1998. Oral History and Life Stories is currently one of the largest, friendliest and most popular networks of the European Social Science Conference.  The Network brings together oral historians and life story practitioners who use oral histories to explore memory, narrative and history.

We invite proposals for ESSHC-2014 to be held in Vienna on 23-26 April 2014, both for individual papers and for sessions, discussing conceptual and methodological issues related to the representation of crises and ruptures (private, public, personal and/or political) in oral history with specific reference to memory and narrative. We welcome contributions from both oral historians and life story practitioners but with the focus on oral testimonies.  We are especially encouraging contributions addressing disrupted memories and silences.

For fuller details on the Network, the ESSHC, and how to submit a proposal, see:

http://esshc.socialhistory.org/networks/oral-history

The deadline for sending an abstract is 15 May 2013.