Ko wai mātou?  Who are we?: New Zealand Oral History Conference CFP

3 July 2020, Victoria University of Wellington 

A common thread runs through the contemporary work of many philosophers, economists, geneticists, historians and novelists world-wide. Who are we? What unites us? What separates us? As we in Aotearoa New Zealand grapple with the consequences of colonisation questions of personal and collective identity resonate on multiple levels. Do we share any form of collective identity? Through the medium of interviews and life narratives oral historians are able to record a rich diversity of perspectives and make a contribution to understanding ‘Ko wai mātou?’ or ‘Who are we?’. Convenors invite papers that explore ‘who are we?’ in different and interesting ways.  

Abstracts due 18 April 2020 

Further information