Saturday, 6 August 2011

Oral History Network Ireland Conference Programme

For those who are interested in attending the Oral History Network conference in September (mentioned here previously), I have provided the programme of the conference. E-mail the organisers to get your place if you would like to attend.

  • Venue: Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny
  • Showcase of Oral History projects in Duchess Room throughout conference
§         Conference Proceedings:
Friday 16 September
1.00 – 2.00 pm          Registration
2.00 – 3.30 pm          Workshop: Doing Oral History
                                                Tomas MacConmara and Catherine O’Connor
3.30 – 3.40 pm          Coffee
3.40 – 5.00 pm          Workshop: Using Oral History for Research Purposes
                                                Mary Muldowney and Alistair Thomson

Conference participants free from 5 to 6.30 to enjoy Oral History Showcase

6.30 pm                      Wine Reception
7.00 pm                      Keynote Address: Alistair Thomson
8.30 pm                      Conference Dinner

Saturday 17 September
9.00 – 10.00 am        Registration
10.00 – 10.30            Welcome and Opening Address: Why a Network?
                                                Regina Fitzpatrick
10.30 – 12.30            Documenting Orality and Memory
This session will examine the practice, status and financing of oral history in Ireland at the present time. It will include discussion of oral history in academia and in the community.
Chair:                          Cliona O’Carroll
Opening Remarks:    Alistair Thomson
Panellists:                  Mike Cronin, Marie Mannion, Maura Cronin, Mary O’Driscoll

12.30 – 2.00  Lunch and time to enjoy Oral History Showcase and Kilkenny Castle
2.00 – 4.00                The Archives
This session will focus on the essential and urgent issue of the archiving of oral history collected in Ireland
Chair:                          Eunan O’Halpin
Opening Remarks:    Guy Beiner
Panellists:                  Cristóir MacCartaigh, Caitriona Crowe, Claire Hackett

4.00 – 4.15    Coffee

4.14 – 5.30                Chair and Rapporteur: Maura Cronin
                                    Concluding Round Table Discussion

Friday, 5 August 2011