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 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 […]

Oral History Society seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 12 October 2017

19th September 2017

  The next Oral History Society seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London is on 12 October, at 6pm. It will be led by Dr Rebecca Pearce (University of Exeter’s school of Geography), and is entitled ‘Building Resilience through Shuttlework: the positive contribution oral testimony can make to climate risk assessments’. The talk will be […]

Map of LGBTQ Oral Histories launched

8th September 2017

  Oral history is one of the most exciting methods for recording, preserving, and celebrating the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people. For several decades numerous projects have sought to record the lives of our queer forbears. Many of these important collections, however, remain uncatalogued or held in in places unknown to most researchers. The […]

Are you a PhD student using oral history?

6th September 2017

  Questionnaire for PhD Students using oral history   The OHS Higher Education group is exploring ways of supporting PhD students and their supervisors. As part of this process, we are conducting a survey to find out about students’ experiences of supervision. If you are using oral history in your doctoral research, please help us […]

Advanced oral history training courses, OHS

2nd September 2017

  The British Library and the Oral History Society are running a series of advanced oral history training courses in the coming months. Places can be booked through the Oral History Society website. These courses include Developing your Oral History Skills (for those who have conducted 5 or more interviews), Lives in Focus (recording oral […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED. Call for Papers. International Oral History Association. Finland 2018

31st August 2017

The deadline for proposals for IOHA Finland 2018 has been extended until the 2nd of October 2017. Now it´s time to submit your abstract!   The International Oral History Association is pleased to announce the call for papers for the next congress in 2018. The XX IOHA Congress will be held from June 18 to […]

Got an idea for sharing oral histories in the public domain? Want £5,000 to help? Apply for the NLS Goodison Fellowship!

22nd August 2017

  National Life Stories, the oral history charitable trust based at the British Library, is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship 2018-19.  The aim of the Fellowship is to increase public knowledge and awareness of oral history, particularly of the National Life Stories collections.  The award of £5,000 is […]