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 Victoria (OHV) is pleased to announce it is offering four grants of up to $750 each to encourage presentations at the upcoming Oral History Australia Biennial Conference to be held in Launceston Tasmania from 14 to 17 October 2021. We want to encourage...
Entries are now open for the Victorian Community History Award for Oral History. Presented in partnership with the Public Records of Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Established in 1998, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to...