Victorian Oral History Graduate Reading Group

In 2019 Monash History graduate students created an oral history reading group that met monthly to discuss topical readings in oral history theory and method and to provide peer support. Over the years graduate students from other Victorian universities have joined the online group, along with oral historians who have completed research degrees and are continuing with oral history research. We are now, in 2022, inviting oral history researchers working in Victorian university contexts (graduate students, post-docs and academics) to join our Victorian Oral History Graduate Reading Group, which meets by Zoom monthly on Friday afternoons (1.30-3pm), next session on Friday 4 March 2022. If you’re interested in joining the group, email Jill Barnard at

Call for papers extended to 13th March: Oral History stream at the Australian Historical Association conference

The 40th Australian Historical Association (AHA) Conference, will be hosted by Deakin University Contemporary Histories Research Group on the theme Urgent Histories, at the Deakin Geelong Waterfront Campus, 27th June – 1st July 2022.

Oral History Victoria is supporting an oral history stream at Conference.

We encourage oral historians from around the country to submit proposals for this strand. We are especially keen to receive proposals that consider methodological and theoretical issues in the creation and use of oral history, including, for example:

  • challenges in oral history interviewing
  • the interpretation of memories
  • legal or ethical issues in oral history
  • innovative approaches to making history with oral history material
  • oral history and advocacy.

Abstracts are due 13 March 2022. When submitting proposals, please be sure to nominate the Oral History stream.

For queries, please email Alistair Thomson.