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

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Seminar cancelled due to industrial action

7th March 2018

We are sorry to announce that the seminar due to take place on Thursday March 15 at the Institute of Historical Research has been cancelled because of the current university industrial action. Verusca Calabria of Nottingham University was due to talk about her oral histories of people giving and receiving care in Nottingham mental health […]

Booking now open – 2018 OHS Annual Conference, Belfast.

5th March 2018

  Dangerous Oral Histories: risks, responsibilities and rewards Website: Date: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018 Venue: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE This joint conference of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland addresses the ethical and legal implications of oral history research. It […]

Closing soon, please tell us your views – OHS Membership Consultation for Strategic Review 2018-2021

13th February 2018

  The OHS Membership Consultation closes on Sunday 4th March. We welcome your views, please read below for details. 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, […]

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 […]