15th National Oral History Conference 2018

(Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport, Western Cape Government)

The 2018 National Oral History Conference is organised by the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA), in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture (National Archives of South Africa) and the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS).

The Conference will be hosted from 9 to 12 October 2018 in the Western Cape and the theme is Freedom and Egalitarianism: Nelson Mandela, The Symbol of Democracy.

Abstracts/Proposals are invited for contributions to the Conference. Although the conference is primarily academic, case study reports and other contributions are welcome.

Please find the Call for Papers online.

“Oral history in South Africa is broadly categorised within the realm of living tradition. Sometimes this is referred to as living heritage or oral traditions. It has become a transformational mechanism through which past imbalances are addressed, as well as a therapeutical mechanism to deal with South Africa's turbulent past.” This is an excerpt from the Oral History Framework of the Western Cape.

For ease of reference please see the online version of the Oral History Framework of the Western Cape and local news updates.

Let us continue to keep the stories and experiences of the past alive so that future generations can celebrate our heritage, BETTER TOGETHER.

The content on this page was last updated on 18 April 2018