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 Australia 2017 Conference – Call for Papers Deadline Extended

16th February 2017

  The Call for Papers deadline for the Oral History Australia 2017 Conference has been extended to 28 February. The conference will be held in Sydney, Australia from 13 – 16 September 2017, and the conference theme is ‘Moving Memories: Oral History in a Global World’.  “Moving memories” refers to memories generated across space and […]

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 […]

Diversity, experiment and critical thinking: how oral history has changed over the years

4th January 2017

  As he steps down as chair of the Oral History Society, Graham Smith reflects on the changing face of oral history When Graham Smith (left) first became chair of the Oral History Society he says that most of the oral historians in the UK would have known each other. He may be exaggerating somewhat […]

First meeting of environment and climate change group

6th December 2016

  The Oral History Society’s Special Interest Group on Environment and Climate Change (ECC- SIG) held its first meeting at the British Library on 17th November 2016. The meeting, chaired by Allan Shepherd, who first proposed setting up the group, brought together nine members, including a participant via Skype from Alaska, to share information about their respective research interests and to discuss the way […]