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

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Oral History Society Strategic Review 2018-2021: Membership Consultation

13th February 2018

  The OHS has begun a process of review of the organisation and we are thinking about our plans over the next three years. We wish to ensure that we are spending within our budget, meeting our priorities, considering more effective ways of communicating with members and ensuring a diverse involvement at all levels of […]

Seminar to show alternative history of 20th century Belfast

5th February 2018

Sean O’Connell (pictured left), from Queen’s University, Belfast, will lead the next oral history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research on Thursday February 15. The paper, The troubles with a lower case ‘t’: memory, deindustrialisation and urban redevelopment in Belfast, is part of a much wider project that seeks to open up the social history […]

Alessandro Portelli. Reflecting on a Life in Progress and the Stories of Oral History (Newcastle)

24th December 2017

  Launch of the Oral History Collective and Unit @ Newcastle Wednesday 10 January, 5.30 pm Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. Professor Alessandro Portelli, Professor of American Literature Sapienza, University of Rome Alessandro Portelli has played a leading role in transforming oral history. Through a number of key studies, he has promoted an appreciation […]

Oral History Society vacancy – Trustee / Membership Officer

20th December 2017

  The Oral History Society is seeking to recruit a new trustee to fill the role of Membership Officer. The main purpose of the role is to assist the Society in liaising with the subscription agency to gather membership data, respond to membership enquiries and help support the Society in developing their membership more widely. […]

An Oral History of Oral History – where did it all start for you?

19th December 2017

  Oral History of Oral History is a collection of life story interviews with the pioneers and leaders of oral history in the UK. The interviews were mostly conducted by Robert Wilkinson and cover the technological, organisational and methodological changes within the discipline since the 1950s.  Explore the Oral History of Oral History collection with Charlie […]

Oral History Master’s program (Prague)

4th December 2017

  Department of Oral History – Contemporary History, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Admission to our Oral History – Contemporary History program is now open until July 31 2018. Oral History – Contemporary History is a 2-year Master’s study program in a combined (part-time) form of study and as the name suggests, […]

A new type of oral history book – Australian Lives

15th November 2017

  In this video oral historian Alistair Thomson introduces you to the Australian Lives ebook, which enables readers to be listeners to the hundreds of oral history extracts in the book, and which curates access into one of Australia’s largest online oral history collections. Al demonstrates the extraordinary technology that made the book possible and which brings […]