Welcome

Oral history is the recording of people's memories, experiences and opinions. It is:

  • A living history of everyone's unique life experiences
  • An opportunity for those people who have been 'hidden from history' to have their voice heard
  • A rare chance to talk about and record history face-to-face
  • A source of new insights and perspectives that may challenge our view of the past.

The Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories and plays a key role in facilitating and developing the use of oral history.

As a member of the Oral History Society you will be:

  • Joining a community of oral historians that are active locally and nationally
  • Entitled to take part at a reduced rate in a series of highly-rated training programmes
  • Able to learn and share experiences of best practice in oral history
  • Able to engage with current thinking about oral history
  • Invited to participate in lively conferences and seminars at discounted rates
  • Encouraged to engage with the development of oral history through the journal Oral History - free to members
  • Gain online access to back issues of Oral History
  • Through all these and other activities informing and shaping the future of oral history

You can find out about the OHS by clicking the 'About' button in the menu above, and read more about oral history at The making of oral history website.

For more information please contact the Secretary Rob Perks

Events

12th September 2014 to 13th September 2014

Making Connections: Oral History and Community, Kilkenny City
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19th September 2014

Oral History and Sport
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22nd August 2014 to 6th October 2014

Exhibition: Chinese Medicine and Health Practices in the UK
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5th October 2014 to 9th October 2014

Now booking: 45th Annual IASA Conference. October 2014, Cape Town
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OHS Social Networks

Facebook link Twitter link Link to the Oral History Noticeboard

Vacancies

Volunteers Required

Latest Journal Issue

OHS Journal cover imageArticle extracts from the latest published issue of the OHS Journal can be viewed online by clicking this cover image.

OHS membership entitles you to receive both of the half-yearly issues, along with download access to OHS journals over two years old online from JSTOR.

News

Oral History Society Statement on the Boston College Belfast Project, May 2014
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Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships. HEI applications invited.
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OHS conference 2015. CALL FOR PAPERS Oral Histories of Science, Technology and Medicine
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Applications now open for National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship 2015.
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Oral History and Education CALL FOR PAPERS
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Regional Networks

OHS Region map Northern Ireland Scotland North East Yorkshire North West Wales West Midlands East Midlands South West South East London East of England
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Networks and networkers

Forthcoming OHS Training Courses:

30th July 2014:
An Introduction to Oral History Read more...

17th September 2014:
An Introduction to Oral History Read more...

22nd October 2014:
An Introduction to Oral History Read more...

19th November 2014:
An Introduction to Oral History Read more...

21st November 2014:
An Introduction to Oral History Read more...

4th December 2014:
Transcript to Script: Turning oral history into plays for stage and radio Read more...

10th December 2014:
An Introduction to Oral History Read more...