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At the OHC, we offer training in oral history and related technologies through in-class support and workshop programming. We provide consultation, training, and support for oral history research projects for the University of Winnipeg  and for our Members.

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The OHC is Returning to Remote Service

News:  Following the precautions recently announced by the University of Winnipeg, the Oral History Centre will be closing the Centre in Bryce Hall, and moving to remote delivery effective immediately. We will continue to provide remote assistance...

Winter Break

News:    The Oral History Centre will be closed for the winter break beginning December 22, 2021. We will re-open on January 10, 2022. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! Please note, that after January we will be taking a Programming...

Programming Pause

News:  The Oral History Centre will not be offering any workshops, presentations, or public consultations between January 2022–September 2022, beyond those which have already been scheduled and confirmed. During this time, Oral History Centre staff...

The OHC is Re-Opening on Campus

News:   *UPDATED* The Oral History Centre is pleased to announce that its facilities will re-open to Members by appointment only beginning Tuesday, September 7th.  The OHC will also be re-instituting equipment loans beginning September 13th. To...

Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Oral Histories

News:   Today the University of Winnipeg Archives announced that a new collection of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Oral Histories is now accessible and available to listen to online. The collection is the result of a community-based oral history...

What could we do with an oral history laboratory?

News:  This week the UWinnipeg Oral History Centre participated in an oral history workshop hosted by the oral history network at Malmö University, Sweden titled ”What could we do with an oral history laboratory?”. The workshop was led by OHC staff...

Aakoziiwigamig: An Ojibwe Radio Drama

News:  A new educational Indigenous language radio show is hitting the airwaves in 2021. Aakoziiwigamig: An Ojibwe Radio Drama will be airing Wednesday, January 13 on NCI FM. The show was collaboratively created by The University of Winnipeg’s...

Abe and Bertha Arnold Grant: Call for Applications Postponed

News:  We have made the difficult decision to postpone our call for applications for the Abe and Bertha Arnold grant to a later date. With the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and accompanying uncertainties, we understand that...

Oral Histories at a Distance

News:  In the midst of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UW OHC have been contacted by researchers wanting to know how best to proceed with oral history projects at this time. Below is a list of resources, options and...

Capturing Transgender History

News:  The Oral History Centre would like to congratulate Jase Falk on completing the first phase of the "Capturing Transgender History" oral history project. Jase began the project in 2019, after being awarded the Abe and Bertha Arnold Oral...

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Religion, Workers, and Oral History: A Review

Religion, Workers, and Oral History: A Review

Review:  My father often took me to the factory with him when I was a small boy.  Dad was the foreman of the finishing room in a medium sized textile factory in Galt, Ontario.  The company made towels of all sizes and styles to be sold across North America.  The...

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Dr. Charles Hardy: Oral History and Digital Media

Dr. Charles Hardy: Oral History and Digital Media

Lecture:  Dr. Charles Hardy III, Professor of History at West Chester University (Pennsylvania), is a pioneer in oral history and new media. Dr. Hardy has decades of experience producing radio, video, and web-based documentaries. He has been awarded numerous honours,...

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I’m Tom Findley

I’m Tom Findley

Digital Story:  I’m Tom Findley (A Digital Story) Based on interviews with Tom Findley, San Francisco, October 2015. Written by: Gwen Anderson Art by: Bev Plett & Tom Findley (Findley sketches from the 2003 Sunderland P Gardener Lecture Muddling Toward Simplicity,...