History seminars at the IHR

Oral History

Convenors: Anne Gulland (Oral History Society), Dr Shelley Trower (Roehampton), Dr Michelle Winslow (Sheffield)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Shelley Trower: Shelley.Trower@roehampton.ac.uk

Venue: Room G21A, Ground floor, Senate House

Time: Thursday, 6.00pm

This seminar is jointly funded by the IHR and the Oral History Society

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
4 September The Australian Readers Remember project in retrospect, or why we (still) need an oral history of reading

Professor Martyn Lyons (University of New South Wales, Australia)


6 November Scientists' stories of their childhoods

Dr Paul Merchant (British Library)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
6 January The Continuous Thread of Revelation: Chrononormativity and the Challenge of Queer Oral History

Dr Amy Tooth Murphy (University of Roehampton)

Joint seminar with the History of Sexuality seminar

Please note:  this session will take place in the Holden Room, 103, on the first floor of Senate House.


5 February Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers' histories 1950-70

Dr Christine Wall (University of Westminster)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
7 May In the time between then and now: Memory, Social Change and Everyday Life

Dr Fiona Cosson (Manchester Metropolitan University)


4 June Male Mental Illness since the 1950s: Oral Histories from General Practice

Dr Alison Haggett (University of Exeter)