BL’s Unlocking Our Sound Heritage funded by HLF

April 13, 2017
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Major National Lottery funding boost to preserve nearly half a million at risk recordings from around the UK The British Library is today launching Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a major preservation and access project which has received a £9.5m National Lottery grant. This builds on the generous support of other donors and funders, meaning that […]

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CFP: International Oral History Congress, Finland, 2018

April 3, 2017
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OHA 2018 – Memory & Narration The Finnish Oral History Network (FOHN), University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Literature Society (SKS) cordially propose to host the XX International Oral History Congress at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from 18th June to 21th June 2018.   The theme of the XX IOHA Congress is Memory and […]

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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