Registrations open! Advanced Workshop – Teaching Oral History: Training the Trainers

October 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Online on Zoom

Are you an experienced oral historian who would like to learn how to teach oral history in community, academic or professional contexts? This OHV online Advanced Workshop by two of Australia’s most experienced oral history trainers will consider: issues in interactive teaching and learning; approaches to teaching online and face to face; the aims and varieties of oral history; teaching interviewing; teaching the documentation of interviews; and teaching oral history relationships and ethics (the course will not focus on teaching interpretation of interviews). For further details and to register visit our event listing.

Please note: registrations are open to OHV members as a first priority before being released more broadly from the 6th of September.

Free viewing of new documentary about Wendy Lowenstein, pioneering Australian Oral Historian

A short documentary about pioneering oral historian Wendy Lowenstein and her involvement in the Australian folk music scene will be available for free viewing in a webinar on 8 October 2023. The 25-minute documentary ‘What Wendy found’ was produced by her children Martie and Richard Lowenstein. They are currently fundraising with a view to turning the documentary into a feature film. Wendy Lowenstein recorded interviews with over 800 everyday people from around Australia over a period of 40 years from 1965. Her interviewees told her of their struggles to obtain better working and living conditions. She not only recorded their stories but wrote about them in several books. While a free event, registrations are required. Find further details at the OHA website.


Registrations Open – PHA National Conference 16-17th Sept 2023

The Professional Historians Association National Conference which will be held at the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide on 16-17 September 2023. This is the first national face-to-face conference since 2018 and PHA are very excited to see as many attendees as possible. For those who cannot make it to Adelaide, PHA will also be streaming the conference and encourage you to sign up to attend online.

A draft program and link to registrations is now available on the PHA website.

Any questions or queries please contact PHA at: