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.
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.
Mencap Cymru’s Our Social Networks project has recently ended. Over three-and-a-half years, one pandemic and 59 oral history interviews we have collected the story of people with a learning disability’s
In the run up to this year’s OHS conference Oral History and the Media, read about Stephen Kelly’s project interviewing over 120 people who used to work for Granada Television.
This is the story of the resurrection of the Environment and Climate Change Special Interest Group of the Oral History Society. But the question that really needed answering was, what is it for?
Researchers looking into the queer history of local communities outside London may find this to be a difficult task. There is no ‘LGBT’ tab on the local studies library record…
If Homes Had Ears is a new, light-touch digital exploration of the spaces that define our homes. Launched by the British Library in the summer of 2020, the website uses oral histories and other gems from our sound archive to capture how people regarded their domestic spaces throughout the twentieth century.
Just before lockdown, Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive Wales embarked on Setting the Record Straight/Gwir Gofnod o Gyfnod – an oral history of Wales’ women politicians and their role during 20 years of Wales’ devolved Senedd.