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Introduction to Oral History
Scottish Oral History Centre
Monday, 9 June 2014

The next Introduction to Oral History seminar run by the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) will take place on Monday 9th June 2014.

These 'day schools' seek to introduce oral history theory, methodology, technology and ethics/legal considerations to anyone looking to utilise oral history interviewing and/or analysis. We at the SOHC (based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow) strive to promote 'best practice' in the use and conduct of oral histories and to teach and advise on the
practicalities of conducting oral histories. These training seminars are suitable for anyone thinking about using oral history interviewing in their current or future research and projects (for example, dissertations and theses, community and local history projects, and museums and archives) although they will appeal to anyone interested in the use and presentation
of oral history in general. We have extensive experience in providing training to HE audiences (staff and students), those from museums, libraries and archives, local authority, community and heritage organizations (including HLF projects). 

Please note that places are limited and available on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend, please complete a registration form and return no later than Wednesday 4th June 2014 to:

Claire McConnell, Research and Knowledge Exchange Team, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 141 St James Road, Glasgow, G4 0LT. You can also email your completed form to  

A programme and a registration form are available here:  SOHC Programme June 2014  and SOHC Reg Form June 2014   

You can find more information on the Scottish Oral History Centre on our website:




5 and 6 SEPTEMBER 2014

On 18th September 2014, the people of Scotland will vote to determine whether it will become an independent nation.  Whatever the outcome, there will be implications for Scotland's children.  Interestingly, too, many children will have a real voice in this referendum since sixteen and seventeen year olds will be enfranchised.  It is in this context that the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde, in advance of the referendum, is hosting the first of its Contemporary Childhood Conference series : Scotland's Children : Possible Futures?

Keynote speakers for the conference are David Istance, senior analyst and senior member of OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and Lesley Riddoch, award winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster.

The conference website has further information and details on how to submit papers and symposia and can be accessed here 

Bookings can be made via the Online Shop

Conference Co-ordinator, Caroline Marley

Tel.  +44 (0) 141 444 8421