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The Fourth China International Oral History Week

Communication University China

Date: November 5-11, 2018

Venue: Cui Yongyuan Center for Oral History at the Communication University of China


The fourth China International Oral History Week (COHW) is scheduled for November 5 to 11, 2018 in Beijing, China. This year the theme is “The Multiple Uses of Oral History”. We hope to have a significant international presence and invite papers and posters that are grounded in oral history practice from all over the world. There are a variety of events that you can join. It would be a great chance to reach Chinese oral historians and engage Chinese audiences.


The Annual Oral History Poster Exhibition

November 5 to December 31, 2018

Please send us your contact information, proposals (up to 250 words) and an electronic copy of the poster for your oral history project. We will review the posters that we receive and display some of them at the exhibit hall.


The Annual Oral History Sharing Session

November 9, 2018

If you want to join us, please send us your contact information, proposals (up to 250 words) and a list of productions, including but not limited to scholarly publications, books, audio and visual documentaries, websites, and exhibits. If your project is very productive, we would cover the travel and accommodation expenses. Small scholarships are also available for accepted international presenters.


The Annual Oral History Conference

November 10, 2018

Please email us your contact information and the full paper on the theme of “Multiple Uses of Oral History”. As above, we would cover the travel and accommodation expenses for a few outstanding international presenters.


The deadline for submissions is October 25, 2018, but submitters will be notified on a rolling basis.


COHW Council Members and Contact Information

Executive President: Hui Lin

Secretary-General: Yang Hu, Xiaoyan Li


Telephone:  (+86)010-65783857


We welcome media coverage. For further information, please contact us.