Welcome to Oral History Victoria (OHV)
OHV is a state member of Oral History Australia (OHA) which began in 1978. OHV nurtures a vibrant and informed oral history community, providing opportunities to learn, discuss, and contribute to this dynamic practice. One of our most important tasks is maintaining a lively calendar of events that excites and engages novice oral historians while also offering cutting edge professional development for those who are experienced. We invite you to become a member or renew your membership and participate in upcoming events, and to consider contributing by being part of our committee. 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.
Oral history interviewing for beginners training, March 25th and April 1st
For booking details of our most popular training session 'Oral history interviewing for beginners', kicking off Saturday 25th March visit our event listing.
‘Ask Al’ Ideas and Skills Exchange Session 28th March
Hosted by our OHV Committee Member and President of Oral History Australia, Professor Al Thomson, the Ideas and Skills Exchange session provides an opportunity for OHV members to ask questions and share experiences and discoveries in oral history. For details visit...