08 March 2007

Call for papers for UVic Military Oral History Conference

The History Department at the University of Victoria has issued a call for papers for its Military Oral History Conference to be held from 21 to 23 February 2008. As the press release notes:

"The intention of the conference is to bring together senior undergraduate and graduate students, academics and veterans working in a variety of fields in military history in order to foster discussion in a multidisciplinary environment. Papers addressing all facets of military history which rely heavily upon oral history will be considered. This includes, but is not limited to, the writing of popular military history, official history, operational history, military families and the home front, First Nations, Military Medicine, records management and archival preservation. Proposals are welcome from all scholars, but senior undergraduate and graduate students are especially encouraged to submit. We also encourage submissions from community scholars, independent scholars, archivists and librarians working in the field. We encourage a broad interpretation of the conference theme from a variety of fields and backgrounds. Panel submissions will be considered. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: Memory - Historiography and Historical Theory - Military History - Cultural Records Management / Archives - Popular Military History - Aboriginal - Military Families - Military Medicine. Proposals should not exceed 250 words and should be accompanied by a short biographical sketch. The proposal must outline how it fits with the conference theme i.e., military oral history. The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2007."

The organizers also note that student subsidies, to help lower travel costs to the conference, are available. Proposals should be submitted to Dr. Shawn Cafferky, Department of History, University of Victoria, PO Box 3045, Victoria, BC, V8W 3P4 or by e-mail to shawncaf@uvic.ca. For further information, contact Dr. Cafferky (telephone 250-721-7287) or Dr. David Zimmermann at dzimmerm@uvic.ca or 250-721-7399.

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