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.
2024 Oral History Australia Biennial Conference Call for Presentations and Keynote Speaker Announced
We are delighted to announce, along with our co-hosts Oral History Australia, that one of the world’s leading authorities on oral history, Alessandro Portelli, will be a keynote speaker at the next Oral History Australia Biennial Conference to be held in Melbourne...
Registrations have opened for theOHV Talking About Listening Seminar - Oral Histories exploring HIV nursing during the AIDS crisis coming up on Monday the 9th of October, 7pm. This seminar our guests are Dr Geraldine Fela and Sian Edwards in conversation with our...