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

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Seeking memories of Sheffield hospitals

20th July 2017

  Sheffield Hospitals History Group aims to preserve the history of all Sheffield’s former and present day hospitals.   The Group would like to hear from anyone who has memories, memorabilia, artefacts, stories or photos of any of the old Sheffield Hospitals. Perhaps you or members of your family worked there. If you or anyone else […]

Losing their religion and the backbone of the church: conference keynotes

4th July 2017

  In the grand tradition of oral history, the three keynote speakers at this year’s annual conference will be focusing on those whose voices are rarely heard in studies of religion, belief and faith – and, crucially, the lack of it. Abby Day, professor of sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, will be talking about […]

Documents for OHS AGM 2017

26th June 2017

  The Oral History Society Annual General Meeting agenda and documents to be agreed are available at: The AGM will be held during the society’s annual conference on Saturday, 15th July, 12.15-13.30. Venue: Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD

‘Roma Oral History Project’ wins National Lottery support

7th June 2017

  The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £77,100 to the Roma Support Group for the Roma Oral History Project, which will work with Roma researchers, local community members, London Metropolitan Archives, museums and academic institutions to explore, archive and share the unrecorded stories of Roma refugees and migrants in London. The Roma ‘voice’ has […]

Capturing Craigavon

31st May 2017

  Project Summary ‘Capturing Craigavon’ is a community-based project that aims to explore and document the history of the New Town of Craigavon, charting the events, stories and implications of its founding, from its conception in the 1960s, through the decline of the 1980s and 90s and on to the renewal of the 2000s up […]

Oral histories of the “forgotten war”: seminar, Thursday June 8

31st May 2017

  Grace Huxford from the University of Bristol will be leading the next oral history seminar on Thursday June 8, with a paper focusing on oral histories of military personnel serving in the Korean War (1950-53). The conflict is often known as the “forgotten war” and Grace’s paper will look at the effect of being “forgotten” and how servicemen understood […]

Call for Papers: 2018 Annual Conference of the OHS and OHNI with QUOTE Hub, Queen’s University Belfast

4th May 2017

  Dangerous Oral Histories: risks, responsibilities and rewards   Venue: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE Date: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018 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 […]