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.
OHV members are warmly invited to attend the OHV AGM. Following the AGM will be a special OHA 2024 Conference Q&A session, open to non-members as well as members. Have you been thinking about putting in a paper proposal for the Oral History Australia biennial...
Don't miss out on this popular OHV training session Oral history interviewing for beginners. Held over 2 days, this training is for anyone who would like to learn how to prepare, conduct, record and document an oral history interview. Facilitated by two of Australia’s...