News

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

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Call for papers. Narrating Working Lives: Ruptures, Turning Points, Trajectories (Rethymnos, Greece)

6th November 2019

Vth International Oral History Conference, Greek Oral History Association, Rethymnos, 29-31 May 2020. Work is a crucial feature of most people’s lives. Labour history based on the living memory of working people has marked the oral history movement since the 1970s, recovering in particular the voices of industrial workers. Since the end of the 1980s, […]

Call for papers. Oral History and the Media. Annual conference of the Oral History Society

6th November 2019

The 2020 Oral History Society’s Annual Conference 2020 is on the theme of Oral History and the Media and will be held at Bournemouth University on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July 2020.  The Call for Papers is open until Friday 20 December 2019 at: https://www.ohs.org.uk/conferences/conference-2020/

‘Surroundings’ – an artwork by Ivan Riches

12th August 2019

    ‘Surroundings’ is an artwork initiated, devised, created and delivered by Ivan Riches, a 360° image projection with a voice soundscape compiled of participant’s experience of their relationships to their surroundings, from locations in Southwark London, North Devon and Bavaria Germany. One version of this artwork is for delivery as an installation with musicians […]

Wanted! OHS Records & Data Management Officer

26th April 2019

  The Oral History Society is seeking a Records and Data Management Officer. This is a voluntary opportunity and the successful applicant will join the OHS as a co-opted member (trustee). To find out more about the role please go to: https://www.ohs.org.uk/oral-history-society-records-data-management-officer-london/    

Tallin Tallin – The Story Project

26th March 2019

  Tallin Tallin is a project that aims to preserve and promote the rich tradition of oral storytelling in The Gambia, West Africa; the evening entertainment that has captured the imaginations of so many generations of adults and children. In addition, it hopes to help address the Western-centric nature of many of the stories available […]

The Fieldwork Journals of Eric R. Cregeen (1921-83)

13th March 2019

  Project summary Internationally renowned social historian Eric R. Cregeen (1921–83) was one of UK’s prime movers in recording oral history. Rigorously trained by the Irish Folklore Commission in the 1940s (while recording for the Manx Folk-Life Survey), Cregeen settled in Scotland (1954) taking up posts with the University of Glasgow then, in 1966, with […]

CfP Oral History Australia conference in Brisbane, 10-13 October 2019

13th February 2019

1 March 2019 is the deadline for submissions to present at the biennial Oral History Australia conference (in Brisbane, 10-13 October 2019). You can find the Call for presentations at www.oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/2019-conference-cfp.html or attached here.