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July 2018

2018 Symposium – Oral History and the Emotions

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
CO.AS.IT – Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano, Carlton, Melbourne, Sunday 29 July 2018 Happy laughs, quiet sobs, difficult silences and traumatic memories have always been the matter of Oral History. Emotions have played a key role in the theory and practice of Oral History. In recent years, the emotional and ‘affective’ turn in social sciences and humanities has also seen the emergence of the history of emotions as a burgeoning field of studies: how has our understanding of love, hatred, fear and many other emotions…

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August 2018

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

August 25 @ 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…

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September 2018

Advanced Workshop: The interview relationship – challenges in the room

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Facilitators: Alistair Thomson and Francesco Ricatti (Monash University) This participatory advanced workshop will focus on the challenges you have faced while conducting an oral history interview, and will consider how such issues might best be managed, or perhaps even avoided. Such challenges might include: working with reticent or effusive narrators; dealing with traumatic memories; managing interviews with couples or groups; interviewing across different languages; dealing with your own strong responses to the topic or the narrator; and more. Participants will…

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