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NEXT EVENT: READING GROUP: 17.11.21, 16.00-17.00, MS Teams (link TBC), ethics & safeguarding in oral history

A chance for informal discussion of the issues of ethics and safeguarding in oral history. See our Reading/Discussion Group page for more information.

Email to be added to our Teams space where we share the readings and host the meetings.

Forthcoming events

  • Thursday 17 November, 16.00, MS Teams (link TBC), Warwick reading group, 'ethics and safeguarding in oral history'
  • Weds 1 December, 16.00, OC1.01, 'Memories of Binley Colliery', talk, Q&A, light refreshments

Previous events

Since launching in June 2011, the OHN has put on a wide variety of talks, seminars, and reading groups.


  • 13 October, Warwick reading group, 'remote oral history interviewing', chaired by Beckie Rutherford
  • 13 October, Informal meet-and-greet for new and existing members


  • 12 August, Warwick-Monash reading group, 'ethics and safeguarding in oral history', chaired by Carla Pascoe Leahy
  • 22 June, Warwick reading group, 'reflexivity in oral history', chaired by Georgia Clancy
  • 25 May, 'Queering oral and global history: LGBT+ immigrants of colour in Coventry', with Somak Biswas, Dipak Panchal, and Amal Malik
  • 6 May, Warwick-Monash reading group, 'queer and indigenous oral history', chaired by Sue Lemos
  • 24 February: 'Global technologies, local patients: challenges, reflexivity, and positionality', with Sara Bamdad
  • 26 October: 'Injustice: Stories from Post-Independence Africa', with Tanyaradzwa Kasinganeti, Teejae Mai, Temi 'Tori Talks' Toriola, and Evan Mawarire


  • 11 June: Online launch of 'Then & Now: Arts at Warwick', via Microsoft Teams - a recording is available on the exhibition website!
  • 28 January: 'Interviewing local NGOs and migrants: collecting data in the context of Central American migration in Mexico', with Erika Herrera-Rosales
  • 15 October: 'Queering the British Library', with Steven Dryden (British Library). Joint event with Queer History Warwick and The Library.


  • 29 May: 'Les raconteuses du Levant: untold stories of female Hakawatis and the challenges they pose to sustainable development discourse in the Arab-speaking world', with Cathia Jenainati
  • 6 March: 'Taking slices from their lives: the challenges of using life history as a research instrument/method', with Olayinka Egbokhare
  • 4 December: 'Working with memory to avoid repeating the horror', with Maria Luisa Ortiz


  • 2 July: Seminar: 'Muslim Mothers in Britain', with Sariya Cheruvallil
  • 21 February: Workshop: Hidden Stories of 21st Century Latin America and the Caribbean', organised by Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla.
  • November: 'Oral History Week'
    • 14 November: 'The Place of Birth: Mothers, Midwives, Birth Attendants and Choices about childbirth in C20 Uganda', with Kathleen Vongsathorn.
    • 15 November: 'Relaunch of the Oral History Network', with Angela Davis, Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, Kathleen Vongsathorn, and Alison Ribeiro de Menezes.
    • 16 November: The Vietnamese diaspora in Australia: Nathalie Nguyen in discussion


  • 3 Virtual Q&A sessions to discuss aspects of oral history theory and practice.


  • 26 June: Workshop: 'University Oral Histories: Creating and Interpreting Narratives of Higher Education', with Camilla Schofield, Lorraine Blakemore, and Richard Wallace.
  • 17 June: Oral History Clinic, with Angela Davis.

  • 18 May: Discussion Forum: 'Analysis and Interpretation' with Andrea Hajek.
  • 25 February: Seminar: 'Starting an Oral History Project' with Carmen Mangion and Richard Wallace.
  • 3 December: Discussion Forum: 'Oral History: the Basics' with Angela Davis and Grace Huxford.


  • 12 March: Seminar: '“You are here to interview me?” Oral history and writing the history of everyday life in the Holocaust', with Anna Hajkova.
  • 5 February: Seminar: 'Oral history crossing national boundaries: investigating belief and non-belief in three European countries', with Joanna Bornat.
  • 9 November: Conference: 'Representing Prisoner of War Experience', with Keynote Speakers: Bob Moore and Gilly Carr.
  • 20 September: Conference: 'Talking about protest: oral history methodology in social and political movements research', with Keynote Speaker: Lynn Abrams.


  • 3 June: Webinar: 'Oral history & ethnography', in collaboration with Monash University.
  • 12 March: Seminar: 'Oral history & institutional history - the Warwick project 'The Voice of the Past' (part 2)', with April Gallwey.
  • 22 November: Seminar: 'Oral history & institutional history - the Warwick project 'The Voice of the Past' (part 1)', with Richard Aldrich.


  • 9 July: Seminar: 'Oral history & the community', with Stacey Bains, Helen Ford, and Colin Hyde.
  • 24 February: IAS workshop: 'Narrating a Gendered Self in Post-War Britain'
  • 24 November: Conference: 'Gender, Subjectivity and Oral History', with Keynote Speaker: Penny Summerfield.
  • 13 October: Seminar: 'What is oral history?', with Anna Davin.

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Image description: series of posters from recent Oral History Network research seminars

Photograph of poster for 'Queering oral and global history' event

Picture of poster for 'Global technologies, local patients' event

Picture of poster for 'Injustice: stories from post-independence Africa' event

Picture of poster for 'Interviewing local NGOs and migrants' research seminar

Picture of poster from 'Les raconteuses du Levant' research seminar

Picture of poster for 'Taking slices from their lives' research seminar

Picture of poster from 'Working with memory to avoid repeating the horror' research seminar