Preserving the voice of the past
Interested in oral history?
For almost half a century, the Oral History Society has supported people who want to record and preserve spoken history and share it with others. We encourage people of all ages to record their own and other people’s life stories.
Online reviews & articles
By Lynn M. Thomas Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2020, 368 pp., $28.95 (paperback). Whilst working on Beneath the Surface, Lynn Thomas wrote a piece on ‘Historicising Agency’ as she grappled with how agency had slipped
Get in touch with other oral historians
Oral History Society urges all OHS members to speak out and support Ukraine, fellow oral historians and heritage professionals in every way they can.
Recent blog posts
Acts of Union is a UKRI funded project based at Queen’s University Belfast, investigating ‘mixed’ relationships in twentieth century Ireland. The project aims to improve understanding of the lived experiences of mixed marriage couples and their families.
Thoughts on the challenges and responsibility of editing and presenting oral histories translated from their original language.
The Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton is hosting a series of online lectures and a workshop on using oral history to study museum histories. Co-organiser Andrea Potts (PhD researcher, University of Brighton) reflects on how she uses oral history in her own research.