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

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Call for papers: OHS Annual Conference, Friday 9th – Saturday 10th July 2021 – *online*

16th November 2020

. OHS Annual Conference 2021: Oral History and the Media Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July 2021, online conference​ Website: We are pleased to be able to reopen our call for paper, as below: Oral history and the media have an important but complex relationship. The media has long been an important producer of, and outlet for, oral history.  Classic radio and television productions like The Radio Ballads (1958-1964), Yesterday’s Witness (1969-1981), and The World […]

British and Irish Sound Archives Annual Conference, 27 Nov 2020. ‘Old Sounds, New Media: The Creative and Ethical Use of Archive Recordings’ (Zoom webinar)

14th November 2020

. The British and Irish Sound Archives Organising Committee is delighted to announce that the programme for the upcoming 2020 Annual Conference is now online and registration is open. The theme for this year’s conference is Old Sounds, New Media: The Creative and Ethical Use of Archive Recordings. This will be a fantastic opportunity for archivists, creative […]

‘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’ […]