The current directors of the OHNI are:

Mr. Peter Carson

Dr. Arlene Crampsie (Chairperson)

Arlene Crampsie is an historical geographer in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD. Her research interests encompass the social, cultural and political geographies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Ireland.

After completing a PhD using documentary sources, she began work on the GAA Oral History Project where she was involved in the collection, cataloguing and digitisation of oral histories and developing the archival and IT specifications for the project’s digital archive and database.

She is particularly interested in creating accessible oral histories and the ethical challenges which emerge through this endeavour. Arlene is also interested in increasing awareness of oral history as both a teaching resource and as a research methodology. As such she has endeavoured to include oral history in her classes and has given lectures to academic and general audiences on the importance of oral history.

Dr. Maura Cronin (Secretary)


Ms. Regina Fitzpatrick

Regina Fitzpatrick is a freelance oral historian. She worked as a full-time oral historian on the GAA Oral History Project (2008-2012) and has carried out oral history interviewing, consultancy and training for organisations including Kilkenny County Council, Dublin City Council, Maze Long Kesh ‘Unlocking Heritage’ Project and St Michael’s Regeneration Board, Dublin.

She carried out postgraduate work in history and in cultural policy at University College Dublin and is currently undertaking doctoral research on the development of oral history in Ireland at De Montfort University, Leicester. She has written and presented on oral history and on sports history and teaches a course on Irish cultural history at the Institute for the International Education for Students, Dublin. She is a founding member of the OHNI.

Dr. Angela Maye-Banbury


Dr. Ida Milne (Vice-Chairperson)

Ida Milne is vice chair and co-ordinator of OHNI’s media and PR team. She is an Irish Research Council Marie Curie Elevate fellow, based at both Maynooth University and Queen’s University, Belfast, where she is a visiting research fellow. Her current research project is called ‘Changing the landscape of childhood disease in Ireland – medicine, politics and people’. It looks at how and why child death from infectious disease was dramatically reduced during the twentieth century, and is creating an archive of oral history on infectious diseases of childhood. She teaches oral history at Maynooth University.

Her other oral history research interests include the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, medical workers, southern Irish Protestant identity, labour history, and the history of the newspaper industry.

Mr. Adrian Roche (Treasurer)








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