News

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

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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 […]

‘Oral History of Oral History’ interviews now online via British Library Sounds

1st November 2017

  We are delighted to announce that the first batch of life story interviews as part of our long-running ‘Oral History of Oral History’ project are now available online via British Library Sounds at http://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/Oral-historians. The British Library-funded programme of interviews started in 2003 with the aim of recording the pioneers and leaders of oral history in the […]

Irish Heart, Coventry Home

28th October 2017

  This project celebrates the contribution of Irish people who came to Coventry. We have interviewed 50 people from Ireland who arrived between the years 1940-1970. These interviews are currently being turned into a 30 minute DVD. We have also collected photographs and objects. These will be used at an exhibition at the Herbert Art […]

Seeking British Korean War veterans for film project

20th October 2017

  UK CHARITY SEEKS OUT BRITISH KOREAN WAR VETERANS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FILM PROJECT The Legasee Educational Trust Links up with the Korean War Legacy Foundation for Educational Project Covering Three Continents. The Legasee Educational Trust is looking for Korean War Veterans from across the UK to come forward and share their experiences of the […]

Oral History Society welcomes new chair

17th October 2017

  The Oral History Society is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new chair: John Gabriel, professor of sociology at London Metropolitan University. Gabriel (left) will replace Graham Smith who has taken up a new role as professor of oral history at Newcastle University. Smith, a long-standing member of the society and champion […]

2018 Training Course and Apprenticeship Scheme, Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care

16th October 2017

  The European Reminiscence Network announces a new Training Course and Apprenticeship Scheme in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care – in partnership with the University of Greenwich This training course and apprenticeship scheme will be of interest to arts practitioners, community arts workers, occupational and arts therapists, group workers, reminiscence practitioners, staff from health and […]

Oral history seminars kick off on October 12

19th September 2017

  We’re delighted to unveil our programme of seminars at the Institute of Historical Research for the next academic year. The programmes start with a seminar by Rebecca Pearce from Exeter University who will be talking about her research of the historic drought oral history collection. Traditionally, scientists and historians have not collaborated to study […]