Dr Sean Field of the Centre for Popular Memory in UCT's Department of Historical Studies has been selected as the new vice-president of the International Oral History Association (IOHA).
Field was elected at a recent IOHA conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, and will serve as the association's vice-president until 2010.
The IOHA is a worldwide network of oral history scholars, professionals, and researchers, first established about 30 years ago.
Field's tasks as vice-president run from web development to moderating debates, but his primary goal is membership development.
"I'd like to expand participation of African, and especially Southern African, oral historians," he says.
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