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: ‘Oral Histories of Work & Leisure’ (Galway City)

15th March 2017

  The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) is pleased to announce its 2017 conference on the theme of ‘Work & Leisure’.  This two day conference will take place in the Connacht Hotel, Galway on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June. Conference contributions are welcome in a range of formats: standard conference papers (20 minutes) […]

Call for Papers – IOHA Congress 2018, Finland: Memory and Narration

2nd March 2017

  The International Oral History Association is pleased to announce the call for papers for the next congress in 2018. The XX IOHA Congress will be held from June 18 to 20, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The congress is hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, and the Finnish Oral History Network. […]

The dilemma of raising sensitive topics in oral history interviews

27th February 2017

In the latest oral history research seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, Marjolein van Bavel (left), a PhD student at University College London, outlined some of the ethical dilemmas thrown up by her interviews with women who posed as Playboy models. Van Bavel, whose oral history research focuses on 10 British models, told the […]

New Sheffield Blitz Exhibition

7th February 2017

A brand new permanent Sheffield Blitz exhibition opens from 18 Feb 2017 at the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield featuring artefacts, stories, oral history recordings along with a wealth of images from the collections at Sheffield Libraries and Picture Sheffield. Venue address: National Emergency Services Museum, Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, Sheffield, S3 8PT […]

Reminiscence work training launched

6th February 2017

  Applications are open for a new training course and apprenticeship scheme in reminiscence arts in dementia care. The training and apprenticeship, in partnership with the University of Greenwich, will be of interest to arts practitioners, community arts workers, occupational and arts therapists, group workers, reminiscence practitioners and staff from health and social care services. The course […]

Launch meeting of the migration special interest group

1st February 2017

  Inaugural meeting of the migration special interest group and tour of the Refugee Council Archive Thursday, February 9: 3pm – 5pm Refugee Council Archive, University of East London. Oral historians are invited to come together and discuss the role of the migration special interest group and to make plans for the future. We would […]

South Asian heritage to be celebrated in Birmingham

25th January 2017

  A project to celebrate the role of South Asian culture in Birmingham’s history and identity has been awarded an HLF grant of £91,700. The Library of Birmingham, in partnership with the British Library, will present a major exhibition and public programme of events and workshops throughout 2017. The Documenting Histories project coincides with the city’s […]