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 warmly congratulates our life member Gwladys McLachlan for being the recipient of the 2022 Hazel De Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History. The award recognises Gwlad's significant contribution to oral history over three decades in creating,...
Congratulations to Nat Grant, awarded the 2022 Victorian Community History Oral History Award for Prima Donna Podcast
We warmly congratulate Nat Grant, recipient of the 2022 Victorian Community History Oral History Award for Prima Donna Podcast. We also congratulate everyone shortlisted for the 2022 Victorian Community History Oral History Award. To read more about Prima Donna...