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.

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Dr Melissa Walsh and Elena Balcaite, OHV Symposium, June 2016

Latest News

OHV Events Still to Come in 2016

Our event program for the remainder of 2016 has workshops for new practitioners as well as sessions which provide new perspectives for experienced practitioners.  In late August we offer a second Introductory Workshop with Sarah Rood, and in early September an...

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A call for new committee members

We’re looking for Oral History Victoria members who would like to join our committee after the AGM in October 2016. When I agreed two years ago to serve as President of Oral History Victoria, we decided to reinvigorate the committee. I’ve been delighted to welcome a...

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