Links and Resources

I've started up a blog and revived the twitter feed (@OxLifeWriting) for OCLW. The blog is designed as an informal counterpart to the official OCLW website: a forum for discussion of themes and ideas relevant to life-writing; anecdotes and experiences; exchange of material in progress; information about forthcoming events; reviews of past events, books, articles, TV and radio etc; podcasts.

Please do have a look around and any feedback would be extremely welcome (I'm a blogging novice, so would love any suggestions!).

I've also set up a discussion board on Yahoo Groups for lengthier conversations about life-writing.

If you have an interest in life-writing, you may like to visit the webpages of OCLW's friends:

The Leon Levy Center for Biography

Centre for Life-Writing Research, at King's College, London

Centre for Life-Narratives, University of Kingston

Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, at Queen Mary, University of London

Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, at the University of Sussex

AHRC 'Challenges to Biography' Network

Women's Life-Writing Network, University of Lancaster

European Network for the Theory and Practice of Biography

Conferences

Advances in Biographical Methods Research Symposium: Creativity, Innovation & Application (Durham University, 17 May 2012)

News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

Jon Stallworthy Black & White Photograph
4 September 2019
Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2020

Wolfson College together with the English Faculty announce Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2020.

4 September 2019
Philomen Probert's book on the Latin Accent published

Congratulations to Philomen Probert on the publishing of her book "Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent: The Transformation of Greek Grammatical...

26 July 2019
Bryan Magee - Obituary

Bryan Magee, philosopher, writer, broadcaster, politician, died at St Luke's Hospital, Headington, on 26 July 2019 aged eighty-nine. 

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
20 - 20
Sep Sep
Beyond the Picture: Calligraphy and the Arts of the Book in Sultanate India
Friday 20 September - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A lecture by Eloïse Brac de la Perrière. Numerous fields of investigation await the attention of specialists of Sultanate India. In particular, the study of illustrated manuscripts offers many perspectives: the iconography, the text, and the book itself, including its materials and their assemblage. The calligraphy from this period has scarcely been studied, despite its marked peculiarities. Calligraphy also provides a bridge between the artistic, intellectual and spiritual fields.

Conference
01 - 03
Oct Oct
Futures Thinking Conference
Tuesday 1 October - 8:30am to Thursday 3 October - 1:00pm

Futures Thinking is a TORCH research network that uses Humanities methodologies to think through future-oriented technologies and concerns. This conference seeks to explore the future of reading and narrative in relation to how questions of inequality, bias in programming and developing technologies are changing the way that human beings create and interact with narrative and the self.

Networking
04 - 04
Oct Oct
RF/JRF Lunch Table
Friday 4 October - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

RF/JRF informal lunch table in Hall (12:30-1:30pm). Wine and beer are served. Partners and children are welcome.