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

If you would like to see a news item appear on this page, contact Michelle Winslow.

Farmland Voices

7th September 2018

  Project summary Back in 1970 my son was given a tape recorder and his Great Aunt suggested he interview some of her friends (born before WW1) as each would have a story to tell.  The family collected old farm machines and memorabilia which became known as the Farmland Museum (now at Denny Abbey near […]

OHS at 50 survey – tell us which OHJ articles have influenced you

25th July 2018

  In 2019, the Oral History Journal will turn 50 years old and we are marking the occasion with fiftieth anniversary celebratory events for the Oral History Society as a whole to include: A celebratory event and anniversary party The launch of a new Oral History Society archive at the British Library Online edited audio […]

Strategic Plan 2019-2021

15th June 2018

  You can read the Strategic Plan 2019-2021 below or download it as a pdf here.     

Oral History and Data Protection

28th May 2018

  The Oral History Society has recently published Data Protection advice and guidelines for oral historians and organisations holding oral history interviews. It can be found here: In response to GDPR, the Society has also updated its Privacy and Data Storage Policy with information to clarify how it collects, stores and uses personal data. You […]

Conference 2018 ‘Dangerous Oral Histories’ conference provisional programme released

24th May 2018

  The conference provisional programme for the 2018 Annual Conference of the OHS and OHNI with QUOTE Hub, Queen’s University Belfast has now been released. You can download the programme here and make a booking for the conference here.

“The ‘Discovery’ of India in the long 1960s”: A Study of Transnational Youth Cultures in Western Europe, the United States and India

27th March 2018

  Taking up the historico-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style revolution” in the long 1960s, this research project will explore the cultural effects of travel and temporary migration to India among the youth of the 1960s and 1970s and its effects on popular culture (i.e. music, nutrition styles, body cultures, alternative tourism, fashion, the transformation […]

‘Hidden Histories’: The Beaford Archive

27th March 2018

  The Beaford Archive is a photographic record of people and community in rural north Devon containing more than 80,000 images covering the 120-year period 1870 to 1990.  According to the Royal Photographic Society, it is “…a unique body of work, unparalleled, at least in this country, for its scale and quality”.  However, few of […]