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August 2017

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

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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… Continue Reading Introductory Workshop: Bringing history to life – an introduction to oral history interviewing

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September 2017

Advanced workshop 2: Writing Oral History — Editing and Using Interview Transcrip ts for Publication

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Facilitator: Alistair Thomson In this audio-visual age, it’s easy to forget that oral historians often use interviews in written formats. This day workshop will focus on creating text-based outputs from oral history interviews. In the morning we will explore and discuss the range of ways in which oral history interviews are used in text-based outputs: from testimony books or websites that reproduce edited interviews with one or more narrators; through history books or journal articles that incorporate extracts from interview… Continue Reading Advanced workshop 2: Writing Oral History — Editing and Using Interview Transcrip ts for Publication

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October 2017

Oral History Victoria Innovation Award Presentations and AGM

October 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria – Lecture Room, Lecture Room, 362 William Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

Members and friends of Oral History Victoria are invited to attend our presentation evening and AGM at the Royal Historical Society Building on the corner of A’Beckett St and Williams St (opposite Flagstaff station – enter via Williams St entrance). We’ll start with drinks and light refreshments from 5.30. At 6pm shortlisted applicants for the 2016 OHV Innovation Awards will showcase a variety of imaginative and effective uses of oral history, and we will then present the Community and Education… Continue Reading Oral History Victoria Innovation Award Presentations and AGM

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November 2017

Ideas and skills exchange: OHV support group

November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Moat, 176 Little Lonsdale St,
Melbourne, Victoria 3060 Australia
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The next  "Oral History Victoria Ideas and Skills Exchange" will be held on Tuesday 14 November, 5.30-6.30 at The Moat cafe bar (176 Little Lonsdale St, near the State Library). With facilitation by OHV President Al Thomson, this is an opportunity for members to come along and share your current or prospective oral history projects and get advice about any challenges you are facing. Come and join us for an informal chat and a drink. Just turn up at the Moat on the day… Continue Reading Ideas and skills exchange: OHV support group

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December 2017

Events in 2018

December 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

OHV will be offering a suite of events to our members and prospective members in 2018. Please keep an eye on our website for dates for these events:   - Introductory & advanced oral history workshop series (March and September) - Annual symposium (June) - Support group meetings (bimonthly throughout the year) AND - Our first regional workshop!   Do you have an idea for an event? Is there a specific skill you would like to learn? This is the… Continue Reading Events in 2018

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