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Stories at the Heart of Government: Politics and Oral History

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Sheperdstown University

Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education

213 N. Kin St

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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OHMAR is proud to partner with the Society for History in the Federal Goverment (SHFG) for the 2020 conference!

We hope to explore the way individuals shape the government from within, from without, and how the government impacts people’s lives. Questions to consider include: how do government organizations decide how to build and maintain their oral history collections to tell all stories related to organizations? How do we conduct oral histories with leaders while they are still working in the political arena? What can we learn from the oral histories of activists and how they change the work of governments? What issues do government organizations encounter in conducting oral histories of individuals in their organization? How are non-government organizations, and individuals, using oral history to document how the government has impacted them? We encourage participation by both interviewers and narrators.

Not interested in political or government history? Not a problem. We have a robust schedule of events that includes panels related to other important oral history work.

Please visit our website to view the most up-to-date schedule of events!

Registration Rates

  • Students: $40

  • Students & Pogue Luncheon: $50

  • Non-students: $70

  • Non-students & Pogue Luncheon: $80

  • Lifetime Members & Pogue Luncheon: $60

We are pleased to offer group rates for the 2020 conference!

University Opportunities

  • If you are a faculty member and presenting at the conference, your students can register to attend for only $15!

  • For $250, send five students and one advisor (rate includes luncheon). A savings of 25%!

  • For $400, send ten students and two advisors (rate includes luncheon). A savings of 44%!

Non-Profit & Pubic Service Organizations

  • For $300, send five staff members (includes luncheon). A savings of 29%!

  • For $475, send ten staff members (includes luncheon). A savings of 44%!

Please contact Samantha Blatt, contact@ohmar.org, to register as a group.

FAQs

Will ASL interpreters be available?

Please reach out to us at contact@ohmar.org to request an interpreter. Please let us know which sessions you are most interested in, as well as your best contact information.

Will you offer travel & registration assistance for students?

Yes, we have a limited number of scholarships for students hoping to attend the conference. Please email us at contact@ohmar.org with your contact information, school affiliation, and a 500 word essay on how attendance at the conference would impact your work.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Are there lodging options nearby?

Parking is free and located behind the Robert C. Byrd Center. More travel information is available here.

We recommend two hotels nearby: The Quality Inn and The Clarion. It is recommended that you book as soon as possible. There is also a conference room block at The Bavarian Inn; mention SHFG when booking to get conference rate & availability.

What can I bring into the event?

Please feel free to bring your laptop, notebooks, and recorders. We just ask that you credit the speakers when referencing your conference experience.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to us at contact@ohmar.org

What's the refund policy?

You may cancel your registration up to one day before the start of the conference. No refunds once the conference begins.

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Sheperdstown University

Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education

213 N. Kin St

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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