On this page, we list current news items relevant to Oral History, with the most recently added news displayed first.

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Call for papers: The Culture and Politics of the Italian Family from the 19th to the 21st Century

8th May 2017

  Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) Annual Conference 1/2 December 2017, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Belgrave Square, London SW1 Conference convenors: Paul Ginsborg, Christian Goeschel, Sofia Serenelli and Alessandra Antola Swan Call for papers Even though the importance of the family – in all its variegated forms – has been widely recognised […]

Call for Papers: 2018 Annual Conference of the OHS and OHNI with QUOTE Hub, Queen’s University Belfast

4th May 2017

  Dangerous Oral Histories: risks, responsibilities and rewards   Venue: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE Date: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018 This joint conference of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland addresses the ethical and legal implications of oral history research. It […]

LGBTQ group announces conference

25th April 2017

  The OHS’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) special interest group is pleased to be programming the 15th annual LGBTQ History and Archives conference, hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives. The conference, called Talking Back! will take place on Saturday December 2 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The day will explore powerful histories expressed through […]

Unlocking our Sound Heritage. Major National Lottery funding boost to preserve at risk recordings

14th April 2017

  The British Library has launched Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a major preservation and access project which has received a £9.5m National Lottery grant. This builds on the generous support of other donors and funders, meaning that the total project funding of £18.8 million is now in place. The funding will enable the formation of the […]

Booking now open! Oral History Society Annual Conference, 14-15 July, Leeds Trinity University

8th April 2017

  The OHS is pleased to announce that booking is open for this year’s annual conference ‘Remembering Beliefs – the shifting worlds of religion and faith in a secular society’. For programme information, booking and accommodation details, please click here.

Competition open: Women’s History Network Community History Prize 2017

30th March 2017

  This annual prize of £500 is awarded to the team behind a Community History Project by, about, or for women in a particular locale or community which has been completed between 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2017.  Awarded by the Women’s History Network UK, it has been sponsored by The History Press since […]

Call for Papers: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past conference on digital memory making (York)

29th March 2017

  Friday 14th July 2017, University of York.    Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words to by 31 May 2017.   Call for Papers   This one-day conference aims to open up discussion on the nature of memory and identity construction online and in digital formats, and explore issues concerning the use of these digital […]