April 2021 Rewind now available

The April 2021 issue of the OHV newsletter ‘Rewind’ is now available.

Highlights include:

  • new First Nations training for oral historians, coming soon
  • award deadlines
  • vale Bill Wilson
  • 2021 OHA Biennial Conference.

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Rewind – April 2021

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Grants for 2021 OHA Biennial Conference

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 OHV  members who for a variety of reasons might not be able to attend the conference without financial assistance, particularly given the hardships of the global pandemic.

In particular we seek to encourage first-time presenters, students and oral historians who are regionally based, or from diverse backgrounds, as well as work representing the voice of groups not usually represented in oral history collections.

The deadline for submissions to present a conference paper is 1 April 2021. Go to the Call for Presentations at https://oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/biennial-conference-2021/cfp/.


Download grants information and application form (Word)


To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be an OHV member
  • have submitted a presentation proposal to organisers of the OHA Biennial Conference 2021
  • have not previously received an OHV Biennial Conference Grant.

Please note that grants will only be paid to applicants who attend the conference, have had their presentation proposal accepted and present at the conference. Students are encouraged to first seek financial assistance from their institution if available.

Assessment process

Applications will be judged by an OHV-appointed panel with a view to the following criteria:

  • Is the applicant a first-time presenter?
  • Is the applicant a full-time postgraduate student or concession card holder?
  • Is the applicant regionally based?
  • Is the applicant from a diverse background?
  • Does the applicant’s work represent the voices of groups not usually represented in oral history collections?
  • Is the applicant facing financial hardship due to the pandemic or other barrier that would impede attendance?

In cases where the judging panel is tied between candidates, the determining factor will be the significance of the applicant’s paper to oral historians.

Applications must be submitted using the application form. Send to contact.oralhistoryvictoria@gmail.com by Monday 1 May 2021. Successful applicants will be advised by Friday 31 May 2021.


Terms and Conditions

  1. The decision of the OHV judging panel is final.
  2. Applicants must hold a current OHV membership at the time of application and attendance at the conference and reside in Victoria.
  3. Applicants must have submitted a conference presentation proposal at the time of making a grant application and grants will only be paid to applicants who attend and present at the conference.
  4. Previous recipients of OHV Biennial Conference grants are ineligible.
  5. There are four grants of up to a maximum of $750 each. OHV is not required to allocate the full $750 to any grant.
  6. Grant money must be used on relevant expenses including travel, accommodation and any other expenses required to facilitate the recipient’s attendance at the conference and the in-person presentation of their paper. All receipts will be required before payment is made.
  7. Successful applicants are required to provide a written report of 250 words sharing their experience presenting at the conference and describing the way in which it advanced their practice and/or skills development. The reports will be used in OHV communications channels including the Rewind newsletter and the OHV website and are required by 30 November 2021.
  8. In the event that the successful applicant is unable to present their paper at the conference they must notify OHV in writing as soon as possible that they are no longer able to attend and provide the reason. In such an event, the judging panel will make the grant to the next most suitable applicant.
  9. To facilitate payment, the successful applicant must provide the following by 30 November 2021:
  • receipts for expenses as outlined in the Terms and Conditions above
  • a written report of 250-words sharing their experience presenting at the conference for publication in OHV communications channels including Rewind and the OHV website, describing the way in which it advanced their practice and/or skills development