Oral History Victoria Awards Showcase event – online to view

On Tuesday March 5th, OHV celebrated the exceptional originality and quality of the entrants to the 2023 Oral History Award, jointly run by the Victorian Community History Awards (hosted by the Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria) and Oral History Victoria. The event showcased the four shortlisted projects that were highly commended by the judges. A recording of the event can be viewed from our Oral History Awards page.

Book now! Tickets now available for OHV beginners and advanced training sessions

Tickets are now available for two fantastic OHV training opportunities:

Bookings are open for OHV’s in-person beginners training session Remember to Press Record: Getting Started with Oral History on the 24th March 2024 at the North Melbourne Library.

Miranda and Nicolette understand that starting an oral history project can be daunting. They want to equip you with the essentials, from project documentation like consent forms, to the technology you need (yes they include simple and free options!), and the must-do interview techniques. For further details visit our events listing.

Bookings are also open for the OHV advanced training session Conducting oral history interviews on sensitive or painful subjects, Saturday 16 March 2024, 9.30am-4.00pm, online via Zoom.

This OHV online Advanced Workshop by two of Australia’s most experienced oral history trainers will consider: the personal and ethical responsibilities of the oral historian; the range of ways in which interviews might generate difficult or painful remembering; minimising risk in project planning and communication; issues and approaches for interviewing on sensitive subjects and responding to difficult remembering; the safety of the interviewee and interviewer; and responsibilities and options after the interview. For further details visit the events listing.

OHV warmly congratulates the winner and commendations of the 2023 Oral History Award

OHV warmly congratulates the winner of the 2023 Oral History Award, Richard Lowenstein and Martie Lowenstein for their documentary film Don’t be too polite girls, illuminating the origins of Australian oral history through the extraordinary story of oral history pioneer Wendy Lowenstein. OHV also congratulates the recipients of a commendation at the awards. For details about Don’t be too polite girls, the commendations and the awards visit our Oral History Awards page. An award within the Victorian Community History Awards, the Oral History Award is supported and judged collaboratively by OHV, PROV and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.