CFP: International Oral History Association 2018, Finland

March 15, 2017
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The International Oral History Association is pleased to announce the call for papers for the next congress in 2018. The XX IOHA Congress will be held from June 18 to 20, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The congress is hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Literature Society, and the Finnish Oral History Network. The […]

Chorley Mills: memories of Lancashire’s cotton spinning and weaving industry

September 28, 2016
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Chorley Mills is a lottery funded oral history project which is currently recording memories of workers in Lancashire’s now defunct cotton spinning and weaving industry. Based in town of Chorley Lancashire, the project is well under way and has gathered many interviews, photographs and documents. Several interviews and other archive material are already accessible on […]

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OHA@50: Oral History Review Virtual Issue

September 28, 2016
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This year, 2016, the Oral History Association (USA) celebrates its 50th anniversary. To mark this occasion, they have put together a very special, virtual open-access issue of their journal The Oral History Review.  The virtual issue, the first produced by the Oral History Review’s editors, is presented in celebration of the Oral History Association’s fiftieth […]

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A Life in Sound: The Sounds & Stories of Paul Graney

July 12, 2016
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This is a blog post of an event held on 7 June 2016 at Manchester Central Library as part of the Manchester Histories Festival. It was written and presented by Fiona Cosson, Historian at Manchester Metropolitan University and David Govier, Archivist at Manchester Central Library. Introduction Welcome to Manchester Central Library. Today we take you on…

Oral Historian and Project Workers Pay Rates Guidance

July 12, 2016
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As the issue of poor rates of pay for oral historians and project workers in the UK raises its ugly head once again (one ad recently asked for a project worker to do oral history interviews, transcribing and create education resources for £8.50 per hour/ equiv £64 per day),  it’s worth a re-posting of some guidance from the Oral […]

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Geotourist Audio Guide Exclusive Offer

June 10, 2016
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Geotourist is a digital navigation audio guide to help you learn about the world around you as described by local experts and organisations. Have you ever walked past a beautiful sculpture or interesting building and wondered what it was or what the artist or designer’s inspiration or story behind the place is? Or have you […]

OHS calls for projects to sustain wages of oral historians

April 18, 2016
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From the Oral History Society: Over the past few, difficult years many people have experienced wage freezes and cuts to their working hours. The OHS is keen to protect the, often already low, wages of oral historians from further reductions. If you want to set up an oral history project that will employ staff on […]

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