2021 OHA Biennial Conference

Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities & Challenges

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Oral History Tasmania and Oral History Australia, in partnership with the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, welcome delegates to our 2021 Biennial Conference in the island jewel of lutruwita (Tasmania).

The conference will be held from 14 to 16 October 2021 at the Tramsheds Function Centre in historic Launceston, Tasmania, with post-conference tours on Sunday 17 October.

In a variety of guises and combining age-old listening skills with dazzling new technologies, oral historians record intimate stories and create challenging histories. Our conference welcomes participants who have decades of experience or none.

The title Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities and Challenges reflects the current era of uncertainty amid a global pandemic and extreme occurrences of drought, bushfire and floods. While we are increasingly confident that we will be able to meet face to face, if that proves impossible we will hold the conference online

Latest news

Details of the program as at June 2021 has been posted to the conference program page. The confirmed program will be posted in September.

Further information

To join the conference mailing list, email the Oral History Tasmania host Jill Cassidy (president@oralhistorytas.org.au).

Located right in the heart of the city is the Launceston Seaport, home to a variety of outstanding cafes and restaurants as well as a fully serviced marina and an expansive boardwalk connecting Seaport with Royal Park and the scenic Cataract Gorge precinct. Photo credit Tourism Tasmania, photographer Kathryn Leahy.

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14-16 October 2021


Tramsheds Function Centre, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


Presentation proposals –  closed 1 April 2021

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