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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming every aspect of our lives: home, work, school, socialising and leisure. In particular, social distancing requirements and travel restrictions have affected the research plans of many historians and oral historians are no...read more
The May 2020 issue of the OHV newsletter ‘Rewind’ is now available. Highlights include: an outline of our updated events program in the COVID-19 environment details of Victorian and national oral history awards links to resources for remote interviewing and recording...read more