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

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‘Studies in Oral History’ – call for papers on oral history, place and environment

11th October 2020

  Studies in Oral History (formerly Oral History Australia Journal) has issued a call for papers on the theme oral history, place, and environment. Humans are profoundly emplaced beings. We become attached to places—be they homes, cities, or natural environments—so that when we are separated from them, we become homesick. Geographer Yi-Fu Tuan referred to this love of […]

‘The Yellow Chair’. School oral history performance available to watch online.

20th September 2020

. As part of a 5 year National Lottery Heritage funded project, St Francis Catholic Primary School in Melton Mowbray have produced, ‘The Yellow Chair’, which was perfomed by our Year 6 Class 2019/20. Oral history was used to capture the memories of the Franciscan Sisters Minoress, who founded the school, and the many pupils […]

Community radio station to launch new local oral history podcast

14th September 2020

. Bristol is more than Brunel, balloons and toppling statues of Edward Colston. BCfm, Bristol’s 1st community radio station, has today announced that they are launching ‘12 Communities 1 Bristol’ – a new local oral history podcast from Marcus Smith, in partnership with Bristol 24/7, Bristol Museums, Bristol Archives, UWE Bristol and funded by the National […]

OHS AGM 2020

14th June 2020

Dear Oral History Society members AN INVITATION TO TAKE PART ORAL HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 1.00-2.00PM SATURDAY 4 JULY 2020 I’m writing to invite you to join us for a special AGM on 4 July via Zoom.  The ongoing pandemic has forced us to postpone our annual conference until next year but we have […]

2nd May 2020

. manonabeach® summary is a website that showcases the enhancing effect of the beach, via UK beach-goers’ filmed answers to the question “What does the beach mean to you…?”, supported by scene setting films and photos for context.  The question is posed by an anonymous presenter in a format designed to focus on beach-goers’ […]

Advice on remote oral history interviewing during the Covid-19 pandemic

6th April 2020

The OHS is releasing the final version of the British Library guidance on remote interviewing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to teams at the British Library and the Oral History Society who have contributed to this document. Please feel free to share it as widely as you can. It continues to be a working document […]

Postponed – OHS Conference 2020

20th March 2020

Following a meeting of the OHS Officers, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to postpone this years’ OHS Annual Conference until next year.  We recognise that this is a challenging and worrying time for everyone, therefore the Oral History and the Media conference will now be re-scheduled to take […]