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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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Looking Forward

News With the appointment Brett Lougheed as the Director of the Oral History Centre in April, 2019 (annouced March 26, 2019) the Oral History Centre now falls under the purview of the University of Winnipeg’s Library. This means great things for us, and for you! With a plan for our long...

Abe and Bertha Arnold Grant Awarded

News:  The Oral History Centre is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Abe and Bertha Arnold Grant – a start-up grant for a community researcher or community group with limited access to funding to do an oral history project.  This year’s recipient, Jase Falk, will be conducting a...

Call for Applicants: Abe and Bertha Arnold Grant

News:  The Oral History Centre is now accepting applications for the Abe and Bertha Arnold Oral History Grant. The Abe and Bertha Arnold Grant is a start-up grant for a community researcher or community group that wants to do an oral history project but has no access to other funds. ...

Call for Presentations: Oral History Australia 2019 Biennial Conference

News:  "INTIMATE STORIES, CHALLENGING HISTORIES" 2019 Biennial Conference of Oral History Australia State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 10-13 October 2019   CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Through oral history recordings, we hear the intimate stories of everyday lives, and we create...

Manitoba Food History Project

News:  The Manitoba Food History Project is a SSHRC-funded oral history project based out of the University of Winnipeg in collaboration with the Oral History Centre. The goal of the project is to produce a comprehensive history of food manufacturing, production, retailing, and consumption in the...

Call for Papers: Beyond Womens Words: The Personal, Political, and Ethical Challenges of Doing Feminist Oral History

News:  Deadline for Abstracts: March 6, 2015 Beyond Women’s Words: The Personal, Political, and Ethical Challenges of Doing Feminist Oral History A collection co-edited by Katrina Srigley, Stacey Zembrzycki, and Franca Iacovetta When Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History (1991) was...

The Oral History Centre Classroom and Kitchen: Where Oral History meets Food History

News:   The Oral History Centre Classroom (2B23, Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg) was transformed into a functioning kitchen over this summer, thanks to an Experiential Learning Fund grant. For the 2017-2018 academic year, “Advanced Studies in Canadian Social History” will be offered by Dr....

The OHC Joins the Sustainable Heritage Network

News:  The University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre is now part of the Sustainable Heritage Network, a network of individuals, communities, and institutions who work together to provide each other with digital tools and preservation assistance. Based out of Washington State University, the...

The CBHA at the OHC

News:   Earlier this fall, members of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Business History Association (CBHA) met at the Oral History Centre (OHC) at the University of Winnipeg (UW). The OHC is an affiliate of the CBHA; Janis Thiessen, Associate Director of the OHC, was elected to the CBHA...

Centre for Oral History and Tradition, Lethbridge

News:  The Oral History Centre was pleased to learn more about the Centre for Oral History and Tradition at University of Lethbridge while attending the Oral History Association's Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA. Under the Directorship of Dr. Heidi MacDonald, the Centre for Oral History and...

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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,...