Upcoming events in 2020
March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are currently working on our calendar of events for 2020. Please visit our events page in early 2020 which will include more information once the dates and topics are confirmed.
Each year we run a beginner workshop (in March and August), a symposium and two advanced workshops.
Please find more information about our beginner workshop below.
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.