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Workshop – Oral History, Digital Technologies & Innovation

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oral History, Digital Technologies and Innovation: From Interview to Archive

Dr Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky

In this workshop, Doug Boyd will explore the multiple dimensions of the digital oral history process from interview to archive. Topics included in the workshop will include an exploration of technologies associated with recording oral history (audio and video), workflows involving metadata and transcription, affordable opportunities for creating innovative access to oral histories online, automatic speech recognition and the role of artificial intelligence, as well as exploring issues pertaining to legal and ethical aspects of the digital oral history process.

Doug Boyd is an international expert on oral history, archives, and digital technologies. He is the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. He manages the Oral History in the Digital Age collaborative initiative publishing current best practices and models for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories. Additionally, Boyd leads the team at the University of Kentucky that envisioned, designed and implemented OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), an open source digital tool for enhancing access to online oral history. Boyd is the co-editor (with Mary A. Larson) of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement (Palgrave MacMillan 2014), and he is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community (University Press of Kentucky 2011). He authors the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives, and Digital Technology and is the author of numerous articles pertaining to oral history, archives and digital technologies. In addition to writing, Boyd co-hosts and co-produces The Wisdom Project podcast, co-hosts the Saving Stories radio program and podcast on Lexington’s NPR station WUKY, and he recently served as Executive Producer on the documentaries Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business and Quest for the Perfect Bourbon. Doug Boyd received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Folklore from Indiana University and his B.A. degree in History from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Please note

This event is free of charge for Monash students and staff, but registration is required.  The discounted OHV member rate is only available to current members. You may be asked for proof of membership, concession status or Monash affiliation on the day of the workshop.

Registrations are essential and places are limited. Please visit eventbrite to make a booking: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/workshop-oral-history-digital-technologies-innovation-tickets-60388717279

After the workshop, participants are invited to join Doug and OHV members for a meal in a local restaurant. If you would like to join us for a meal please email Alistair.thomson@monash.edu

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


Room S901, 9th Floor, Building S
Monash University, Caulfield Campus



May 16
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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