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

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Survey on digital oral history

16th June 2018

  I am Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, a PhD student in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. I am conducting an online survey as part of my PhD project on digital oral history. This survey focuses on digital tools and ethical dilemmas; it is open to anyone who has already recorded, archived or disseminated oral […]

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 […]

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 […]