Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CFP: Seventh OHAI Conference on Oral History in the Digital World- 2022-Jadavpur University, Kolkata

organized by
Oral History Association of India
in association with
Jadavpur University, Kolkata

March 4-5, 2022

With the turn of the century, the transformation from the Oral to the Digital, in terms of practice as well as pedagogy had taken roots and is here to stay. Until recently, the work of oral historians resulted in taped audio or video recording stored in box on a shelf in a repository where a researcher had limited access. But modern expectations of immediate access are changing that practice; anyone on the Internet can listen to the recordings as and when desired. This is all the more evident as we stepped into the global pandemic in early 2020s.

The initial reaction to the Covid pandemic was to retreat, to slow down our work, reduce it to the essentials while we waited for the public health concerns to abate. As public spaces emptied and physical meetings ended, there was a sudden, panicked shift to the online, digital mode. Education and research, office work, trade and shopping, entertainment, all lurched in a panic – not just epidemiological but also moral – to a digitised, and sanitised, virtual world. The pandemic has taken its toll, not just in the loss of the “old” familiar ways of research and education, but in very real terms of illness and death.

And yet, over these two years the virtual and the digital have perhaps been domesticated. The virus has perhaps been the midwife of digitality as a state of being. As the waves of the pandemic have washed upon us over these two years, the tide has perhaps finally turned towards making the world virtual.

As oral history practitioners this is a good moment to pause and reflect on what the past two years have done to the field. Digital technologies and the practices they entail had been adopted by oral history practitioners for years now, and yet this moment can perhaps be seen as a watershed in how we self-consciously relate to the digital. What does it imply for oral history when the digital mutates from being a tool to being the ground on which we conduct our research? How does the structure, content, and context of the oral change in this pervasive digitality? What happens to oral history when the meeting of researcher and subject is irreducibly virtual? Does digitality erode the discursive power of the researcher, or does it entrench it? Can we think of the oral outside the digital anymore? How do we think of research practices which allow a more participative and democratic modes of oral history? How do we develop protocols which support those who find the digital turn overwhelming? How do we now work with questions of knowledge production, privacy, ownership and the global commons? How does Oral history practice deal with the digital panopticon?

In short, what happens, and has happened to oral history, both as practice and purpose, with this digital turn?

The 7th Conference of the Oral History Association of India calls for papers, presentations and panels to explore and discuss the varied relations between orality and digitality.

Not surprisingly, this conference too will be held online.

Submission of abstract: February 5, 2022

Selection of abstracts: February 14, 2022

Final program: February 21, 2022

Last date of registration: Not yet open

Online login details sent to fully registered participants:

Abstract or session submission guidelines:
Your submission can be in the form of an online presentation of a paper/poster/slides/film/audio documentary/art, organizing a panel or discussion forum, or any other online mode you want to explore. Abstracts must be within 200 words. Participants who wish to present papers are requested to provide their name, designation & institution and email id along with the title of the paper. The abstract should be sent to: on or before the abstract submission deadline mentioned above.

CFP:ROME 30th International Conference on Language, Music, Education & Social Sciences (RLMES-2022)


ROME 30th International Conference on Language, Music, Education & Social Sciences (RLMES-22)

Early Bird Deadline of New Full Paper/Poster/Abstract Submissions ----- Feb. 01, 2022 (Early Bird)

ROME 30th International Conference on "Language, Music, Education & Social Sciences" (RLMES-22) scheduled on May 3-5, 2022 Rome (Italy) is for the researchers, social-scientists, scholars, engineers and practitioners from all around the world to present and share ongoing research activities. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Presentation Options:

  • Oral Presentation at Conference Venue (in Physical Presence)
  • Poster Presentation at Conference Venue (in Physical Presence) 
  • ONLINE (video presentation with WhatsApp/viber/Skype) 
  • OFFLINE (creating PowerPoint presentation without/with recorded voice for conference participants)

All registered papers will be online at ISBN DOI Indexed Conference Proceedings OR in the ISSN journals.

SCOPUS / World of Science-ESCI Indexed Journals (OPTIONAL): All registered papers can be published online in the SCOPUS or World of Science-ESCI Indexed Journal with additional charges.

RLMES-22 is sponsored by Higher Education and Innovation Group (HEAIG).

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. One Best Presenation Award from each session will also be distributed at the time of the conference

All accepted papers of RLMES-22 will be published in the printed conference proceedings with valid International ISBN number. Each Paper will be assigned unique Digital Object Identifier(DOI) from CROSSREF and the Proceedings of the Conference will be archived in HEAIG's Engineering & Technology Digital Library. The papers can be submitted to Emerging Sources Citation Index [THOMSON REUTERS] OR SCOPUS Indexed journals for review and possible indexing with additional charges (the conference fee is compulsory to be paid). Kindly email if interested. 

English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (which is NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format alongwith the contact information.


1. Email:
2. Electronic Submission System ( .doc/.docx/.pdf formats)

Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.docx, .doc, .pdf) will be accepted by Electronic Submission System. Any question, please


The following are the links to the HEAIG copyright form as well as the HEAIG conference's/Journal's template for the Camera ready Paper/Final paper:

There are NO specific instructions for Poster preparationPlease print the poster of A1 size (portrait) on light weight paper and bring the printed poster at the time of the registration to the conference venue.

Contact Email:

For any inquiry about the submission and conference, please feel free to contact us at:

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles submitted to the Conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the Conference and are subject to both review and editing.