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Witness Seminar: The Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement in Britain

25th April 2019

  Although concern about the natural environment was by no means new (many British environmental campaign groups were formed in the 19th and early 20th centuries), the 1960s and 1970s in Britain represented something of a discontinuity in terms of environmental sentiment and activity. In Britain, as in many other countries, there was an awakening […]

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 or attached here.

Oral History Journal @ 50

13th February 2019


LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Session

13th February 2019

A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event On Friday 22nd February 2019.  2pm-6pm At Liverpool John Moores University. John Foster Building. 80-98 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UZ (opposite the Catholic Cathedral). Presented by the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group. Entrance Fee: £10 (plus booking charge). Booking essential. Open to all. […]

Event – Archiving Personal Histories: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home

29th January 2019

All are welcome to this seminar at NUI Galway: Archiving Personal Histories: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home Event co-organised by the James Hardiman Library and the Department of History NUI Galway Thursday, 7 February 2019 The Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway  Programme: 10.30: Tea/Coffee & pastries. Opening comments by Prof. Pat Dolan […]