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

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‘Ships in the Sky’ – an oral history, film and exhibition project

6th December 2018

  Project summary “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”                  – Henry David Thoreau, Walden     ‘Ships in the Sky’ is an oral history, film and exhibition project that celebrates the […]

Morecambe Bay Lives

8th November 2018

  Project summary:   Morecambe Bay Lives is an intergenerational oral history project delivered within the communities around Morecambe Bay.  It was a distinct project within the wider Heritage Lottery funded Headlands to Headspace led by Morecambe Bay Partnership. Morecambe Bay Lives comprised of three main elements, the first of which was the recording of oral histories […]

Call for Papers. International conference “Oral History in Action”, Poland, Cracow, March 28-30, 2019

1st November 2018

Polish Oral History Association (PTHM), established in 2009 in Krakow, brings together people and the circles that use oral history in their work in various areas of academic, cultural or social life. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the POHA, together with the Institute of History of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and […]

London Vagabond: the life of Henry Mayhew, pioneer of oral history

24th October 2018

  London Vagabond tells the story of one of the pioneers of oral history, Henry Mayhew. His London Labour and the London Poor, 1851-52, gave life and substance to the voices of the poor, the outcast and the labouring Londoners. It gripped the country and was recognised as a unique work. Yet when Mayhew died […]

Farmland Voices

7th September 2018

  Project summary Back in 1970 my son was given a tape recorder and his Great Aunt suggested he interview some of her friends (born before WW1) as each would have a story to tell.  The family collected old farm machines and memorabilia which became known as the Farmland Museum (now at Denny Abbey near […]

Strategic Plan 2019-2021

15th June 2018

  You can read the Strategic Plan 2019-2021 below or download it as a pdf here.     

Oral History and Data Protection

28th May 2018

  The Oral History Society has recently published Data Protection advice and guidelines for oral historians and organisations holding oral history interviews. It can be found here: In response to GDPR, the Society has also updated its Privacy and Data Storage Policy with information to clarify how it collects, stores and uses personal data. You […]