Field president of Oral History Association

03 November 2008

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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