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Introductory Workshop: Bringing history to life

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Introductory Workshop: Bringing history to life – an introduction to oral history interviewing

Sarah Rood, professional historian from Way Back When Consulting Historians, will present this workshop. It will provide an introduction to oral history practice, focusing on research, ethics, equipment, interviewing techniques and transcribing. Suitable for students, volunteers, or anyone with an interest in recording oral histories, you with gain valuable insights into the work of doing oral history.

Learn how to prepare questions; about the forms, the ethics and permissions involved; and the top tips to a good interview. Sarah uses real examples to illustrate some of the pitfalls and some of the gems from actual interviews. You will have the opportunity to practise writing questions, as well as to conduct a short interview.  Please bring your recording device with you.

Morning and afternoon tea are provided but you will need to either bring or purchase your own lunch.

OHV reserves the right to cancel this event in the case of unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be made.

To register for this event, please secure your booking via Eventbrite. The link will be made available closer to the event time.


August 22
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Emerald Hill Library
195 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia