IOHA 2018, Memory & Narration
The XX International Oral History Association Conference
University of Jyväskylä, Finland 
June 18–21, 2018

June 18, 10:00–13:00 p.m.

IOHA 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop I

Oral History of Reading Experiences – Projects and Databases

Databases and oral history projects related with reading experiences will be presented and discussed in the workshop.

10:00–10.15 Kirsti Salmi-Niklander: Finnish research of oral history of reading experiences
10:15–10:45 Tuija Laine: Finnish Databases of books and reading experiences:
HENRIK Database
Distribution of books in Finland before 1850
Finnish version of RED (Reading Experience Database)
10:45–11:15 Francois Vignale and Brigitte Ouvry-Vial: READ-IT (Reading Europe Advanced Data Investigation Tool)
11:15–11:45 Shelley Trower: Presentation of the Memories of Fiction-project (University of Roehampton)
11:45-13:00 Discussion and hands-on experiments with databases

Contacts: Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, kirsti.salmi-niklander@helsinki.fi, Tuija Laine, tuija.laine@helsinki.fi

Pre-conference workshop takes place at Historica H306, University of Jyväskylä.

The workshop is sponsored by SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing).

IOHA 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop II

Particularities of Interviewing Traumatized People

The workshop discusses and explores the challenges of interviewing people with traumatic experiences. A rapidly growing number of oral historians have gained experience of working with traumatized interviewees, but these various projects have not so far stimulated sufficient discussion.

After an introduction by Professor Selma Leydesdorff, who has published extensively on interviewing traumatized subjects, several experienced oral history researchers will share their experiences of working with trauma interviews and sensitive topics. The working assumption is that the oral historian is not a psychologist or therapist but has a different task.

The workshop is organized by Selma Leydesdorff and Antti Malinen.

Contact: Selma Leydesdorff, S.Leijdesdorff@uva.nl

Contact and registration: Antti Malinen, antti.malinen@uta.fi

Maximum number of participants is 35 persons.

Pre-conference workshop takes place at Historica H320, University of Jyväskylä.