News & Events
  • News

    Mother and baby homes/Magdalene laundries – further update on research

    (Above: Marianvale, the former mother and baby home outside Newry) In August 2019, QUOTE Hub member Sean O’Connell and Leanne McCormick (of Ulster University) submitted a research report on the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in… Read More →

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    Oral history training during the COVID Pandemic

    Update June 2020: Oral History Society / NLS-BL oral history training courses are being delivered online over Zoom call during the Covid-19 pandemic. In-person training courses have been postponed. If you would like to be contacted when new training dates… Read More →

  • 4 December 2019 Other Event

    Oral History Network of Ireland Annual Lecture 2019

    QUOTE Hub’s Sean O’Connell is the speaker at OHNI’S annual lecture for 2019. Details here:… Read More →

  • News

    Mother and baby home/Magdalene laundry: further research update

    (Image – Marianvale: former mother and baby home outside Newry) In August 2019, QUOTE Hub member Sean O’Connell and Leanne McCormick (of Ulster University) submitted a research report on the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in… Read More →

  • 25 June 2019 Seminar Event

    Leading oral historian Sean Field to visit QUB

    Dr Sean Field, Cape Town University, South Africa ‘Irreconciliable economies: memory-work in the most unequal country’ Time: 4.00-5.00, 25 June 2019 Venue: Institute of Irish Studies Seminar Room, 27 University Square, QUB Sean Field is an internationally recognised oral historian.… Read More →

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    Oral history of mother and baby homes/Magdalene laundries

    Researchers examining history of Mother and baby homes in NI make final appeal for volunteers The research team examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland is making a final appeal for oral history… Read More →

  • 6-7 June 2019 Conference Event

    Scottish Oral History Centre Conference

    Oral Histories of Structural Violence Scottish Oral History Centre Post Graduate Conference 2019 The role of oral history in contesting elite, top-down narratives of history through privileging the voices of marginalised communities. How oral history sources can be used to… Read More →

  • News

    Job opportunity

    Conflict, Memory and Migration: Northern Irish Migrants and the Troubles in Great Britain The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for this three-year AHRC-funded research project working in partnership with… Read More →

  • 17 November 2018 Conference Event

    Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology Tionól Béaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta (Incorporating the annual Almqvist Lecture / Léacht Almqvist) ULSTER UNIVERSITY BELFAST CAMPUS YORK STREET BELFAST THE ALMQVIST LECTURE 2018, entitled ‘Penetrating Social Forgetting: The Challenges of Collecting Ulster Folk History… Read More →

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    AHRC-funded PhD studentship available

    AHRC-funded PhD studentship available: Cross-Community Oral History, Post-Conflict Geography and Conflict Resolution at West Belfast Interfaces Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Brighton: “Cross-Community Oral History, Post-Conflict Geography and Conflict Resolution at West Belfast Interfaces”.… Read More →

  • 28-29 June 2018 Conference Event

    2018 Annual Conference of the OHS and OHNI with QUOTE Hub, Queen’s University Belfast

    This joint conference of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland will be held at Queen’s University Belfast on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018. The conference is titled ‘Dangerous oral histories: risk, responsibilities and… Read More →

  • 21-22 June Workshop Event

    Oral History Interviews: Free Workshop

    To register for this event go to    … Read More →

  • 4 -7 April 2018 Conference Event

    World leading oral historians gather at Queen’s

    QUOTE Hub is delighted to welcome many of our oral history colleagues from across the globe to the European Social Science History Conference 2018. The event is hosted by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University… Read More →

  • 10 April 2018 Other Event

    OHNI Networking Event

  • 21 March 2018 Training Event

    Introduction to Oral History

    Our colleagues at the UK Oral History Society are running an oral history training day, on 21 March 2018, AT RIDDEL HALL, QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST, 185 STRANMILLIS ROAD, BT9 5EE You can find a programme for the day, which begins… Read More →

  • 5 December 2017 Seminar Event

    Oral History Network of Ireland Inaugural Annual Lecture

    Exciting news from the Oral History Network of Ireland. On 5 December, they hold their inaugural annual lecture. Delivered by leading oral historian Maura Cronin, this will be a fascinating evening.… Read More →

  • News

    Oral history meets public History: reminder of our upcoming event

    A reminder of our event on 24 November. All welcome… Read More →

  • News

    PG QUOTERS on tour

    Jack Crangle and Pete Hodson, two Queen’s PhD students for whom oral history is central to their research, recently took their emerging research findings on tour. Both gave well received papers at the Northeast Conference on British Studies, at Endicott… Read More →

  • 24 November Seminar Event

    Leading oral historian Graham Smith to visit Belfast

    On Friday 24th November 2017, Graham Smith will visit Belfast to talk about hte relationship between oral history and public history. Graham is one of the UK’s leading oral historians and was, for many years, Chair of the Oral History… Read More →

  • 15 September 2017 Training Event

    Oral History Training Event in Newry – 15 September 2017

  • 28-29 June 2018 Conference Event

    Joint Conference of Oral History Network of Ireland & the Oral History Society

    On 28-29 June 2018, Quote hub will host the joint annual conference of the Oral History Network of Ireland and the Oral History Society. The theme is Dangerous Oral Histories: Risks, Responsibilities and Rewards. More details will appear on this… Read More →

  • 2 August 2017 Other Event

    We lived it: the social impact of The Troubles

    The Linen Hall Library are launching an exhibition based on their Divided Society reminiscence workshops. Please RSVP (details on image) if you wish to attend this exciting event.    … Read More →

  • 23-24 June 2017 Conference Event

    Irish Oral History Network Annual Conference

    On 23-24 June, the annual conference of the Oral History Network of Ireland addresses the exciting themes of leisure and work. Highlights of the weekend include a chance to listen to leading US oral historians Anne Ritchie and Donald Ritchie.… Read More →

  • 9 June 2017 Seminar Event

    Images from ‘Echoes & Opportunities’ Seminar with Farina So, 9 June 2017

    Farina So Speaking About Her Work with the Cham Community in Cambodia Dr Anna Bryson Speaking on Role of Oral History Archive Gillian McNaul Discussing the Challenges of Research with Female Prisoners Attendees at Seminar 1 Attendees at Seminar 2… Read More →

  • News

    QUOTE Seminar to be led by Cambodian Oral Historian, Farina So

    The QUOTE hub, in association with the School of Law’s Human Rights Centre, and the Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security & Justice would like to invite you to attend a lunchtime seminar at the Law School’s Moot Court on… Read More →

  • 20 June 2017 Other Event

    Copyright Cortex Launch Event

    The Copyright Cortex is a new innovative online resource concerned with copyright and digital cultural heritage. A collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe at the University of Glasgow, the Copyright Cortex will become the principal point of reference for… Read More →

  • News

    Report on QUOTE’s official launch

       Una Duffy (Heritage Lottery Fud) Una explained the HLF’s role in funding community based oral history projects and welcomed the arrival of QUOTE as a resource through which to enable the development of ambitious projects in the future. We… Read More →

  • News

    QUB oral historians partner with BBC

    Four PhD students working on oral history projects at Queen’s met with BBC Radio Producers on March 31st, to pitch ideas for radio documentaries. Jack Crangle, Pete Hodson, Sam Manning and Rachel Wallace impressed the BBC Panel of Conor Garrett,… Read More →

  • News

    Linen Hall Library Set to Launch New ‘Divided Society’ Digital Archive

    The Linen Hall Library is preparing to launch a major new digital archive in January 2018. The ‘Divided Society’ resource will collect together over 700 periodicals published between 1990 – 1998 focused on the Northern Irish conflict and peace process.… Read More →

  • News

    QUOTE supports the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

    Anna Bryson and Ronan Deazley have been working with NICIE on their new HLF-funded Oral History project, ‘The Big Small Stories: Exploring and Uncovering Cultural and Social Heritage of Integrated Education’. The project concerns and commemorates the 35th anniversary of… Read More →

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