Welcome to Oral History Victoria (OHV)
OHV is a state member of Oral History Australia (OHA) which began in 1978. OHV encourages a vibrant and informed oral history community, providing opportunities to learn, discuss, and contribute to this dynamic practice. President Alistair Thomson recently noted that our most important task is to create a lively calendar of events which will excite and engage novice oral historians while also offering cutting edge professional development for experienced oral historians. We invite you to become a member or renew your membership and participate in upcoming events. We look forward to having you with us.
What is Oral History?
Oral history is the recording of people’s memories of their unique life experiences. The recording is a two-way process in which someone shares memories with an interviewer who has carefully planned the recording process and interview. Oral history preserves voices, accents and vocabularies of individuals interviewed. It has an increasingly wide range of uses including historical and social research, family, institution and business histories, radio documentaries and museum displays.
Dr Melissa Walsh and Elena Balcaite, OHV Symposium, June 2016
A group of enthusiastic oral historians met at the The Moat cafe bar on 15 August for OHV’s second Ideas and Skills Exchange. It was a great chance for newcomers to talk about the issues we are facing in our oral history work, and to share ideas and advice. By happy...read more
Review by Carissa Goudey The OHV Annual Symposium kicked off the Queen’s Birthday weekend (10 June 2017) with an engaging and topical series of presentations. From websites to apps to hard drives, this year’s Symposium explored the many opportunities and challenges...read more