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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‘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 […]

Calls for Papers. Conference: Cold War Voices: Stories, Speech and Sound, 1945-1991 (Bristol)

29th July 2019

  Department of Historical Studies University of Bristol, UK 22-23 January 2020 Voices were an integral element of the Cold War: from political speeches to surveillance technology, the spoken word took on a political, cultural and social significance in the post-1945 world. But voices could also be used to express anger or dissatisfaction with Cold […]

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.

Oral History Journal @ 50

13th February 2019