The Oral History Society's Blog
Welcome to the Oral History Society’s blog. Here we share stories and updates from oral history projects all over the United Kingdom – from community projects to student research and museum curation. Whatever your involvement in oral history, we would like to hear from you.
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.
A new oral history project uncovers the hidden history of the Bristol Crisis Service for Women, set up as a feminist collective in the 1980s and still going strong.
Coventry is more known for cars than coal but in Binley the colliery was the focal point of the local community. A recent oral history project has reconnected residents with their mining past and revealed a strong ongoing sense of community.
Oral History Volunteer Interviewer, Meghan Christie, shares successes and learnings from the THREADS: Oral History Programme, which was moved online after the pandemic hit.
A free Symposium on performing oral history with a wide ranging programme
Oral History Society urges all OHS members to speak out and support Ukraine, fellow oral historians and heritage professionals in every way they can.
With the linguistics of race evolving so rapidly, interviewees can find themselves uncertain of how to articulate their own experiences. How should oral historians respond?