In oral history and memory research, the transmission of memories from one generation to another has been understood to be a key mechanism of continuity in families, communities, nations, and diasporas. At the same time, sharp divides between generations and their memories and understandings of the past have been understood to reflect and drive social change. This special issue of Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, edited by Katherine Bischoping (York University, Canada) and Yumi Ishii (The University of Tokyo, Japan), focuses on how generations act as sites of both continuity and change – a question that itself invites interrogation of how the concept of generation is variously understood and constructed inside and outside academe.
The deadline for abstracts and CVs is: October 1, 2015.
The deadline for complete draft submissions is: February 1, 2016.
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