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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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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 opportunities for grant funding will be essential for oral...

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 considerations before engaging in oral histories remotely....

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 History Grant. Jase Falk (Portrait Provided by the...

Interim Closure Beginning March 16, 2020

News:  Following the guidance of the University of Winnipeg, Government of Manitoba, and Public Health Agency of Canada in response to COVID-19, the Oral History Centre will be closed to the public beginning March 16, 2020. During this closure, we will suspend all equipment loans, as well as use...

Call for Applications: Abe and Bertha Oral History Grant

News:  The Oral History Centre is now accepting applications for the  2020 Abe and Bertha Arnold Oral History Grant. Interested applicants can find the application criteria below. Download the application form here.Application Criteria Download .pdf Purpose: To support a researcher or community...

Welcome to the New OHC Website!

News:  What’s new? In a word: everything. While we’ve integrated most of the content from our old site, it has all been repackaged and rearranged so that the site is easier to navigate and delivers a better user experience. In addition to improving the general layout of the website, we’ve also...

Winter Break

NewsThe Oral History Centre will be closed beginning December 23rd for winter break. We will re-open on Monday January 6th, 2020.  We wish you the best for the holiday season.  facebooktwitteryoutube

Looking Forward

NewsWith 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. ...

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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,...