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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CfP: Storytelling and Oral History. OHNI Annual Conference

7th January 2020

Storytelling and Oral History Oral History Network of Ireland Annual Conference Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland 19th & 20th June 2020 Keynote address by Prof. Lynn Abrams (Chair in Modern History, University of Glasgow) Deadline to submit a proposal: 21 February 2020 The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) is pleased to announce its […]

Oral History Society HE Group – inviting expressions of interest

3rd January 2020

The Oral History Society HE Group is looking to develop an expanded network of oral historians working in Higher Education. We invite expressions of interest from those using oral history in teaching and research, in all disciplines and at all stages in their academic careers, to share ideas and develop activities around supporting oral historians and […]

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, […]

‘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 […]