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March 2019

Teaching Oral History: A Workshop to Train the Trainers

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Just as we need training when we embark on oral history, we need training to teach oral history. This workshop will prepare you to train novice oral historians in a range of contexts, such as volunteers in a community project, students in a school or college project, or participants in an Oral History Victoria introductory workshop. Experienced oral history trainers Sarah Rood and Alistair Thomson will share and discuss their approaches and resources for teaching oral history. We will focus… Continue Reading Teaching Oral History: A Workshop to Train the Trainers

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May 2019

Joint event – Oral history & community: risks, challenges & rewards

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CO.AS.IT – Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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Free
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We're joining forces with the Professional Historians Association (Vic & Tas) to present a panel session as part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2019. And it's FREE! Come along and hear four experienced historians explore oral history in the context of community histories. They will reflect on the risks, challenges and rewards of working with communities - there is much to be learned and much to be put into practice. The power of the voice is unquestionable. Hearing someone talk… Continue Reading Joint event – Oral history & community: risks, challenges & rewards

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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… Continue Reading Workshop – Oral History, Digital Technologies & Innovation

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June 2019

Living histories: innovative approaches to oral history

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2018 OHV award finalists

Oral historians from three exciting contemporary projects - all commended in the Oral History Victoria Awards for 2018 - will share their experience of making imaginative oral history in different media and how they coped with the technical, ethical or historical challenges posed in the creation of living histories. Kirby Fenwick's audio documentary ‘The First Friday in February‘ tells the story of the first AFLW game, between Collingwood and Carlton in February 2017, through the memories of women who were in the… Continue Reading Living histories: innovative approaches to oral history

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2019 OHV Symposium

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
CO.AS.IT – Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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About the symposium THEME - Oral history interviewing: old & new challenges Interviewing is at the core of oral history, and much has been written and debated about the challenges that oral historians face when interviewing their informants. In a rapidly changing and globalising world dominated by new media and technologies, these challenges become even more complex. Yet they also open new opportunities for oral historians to make their work heard through podcasts and social media and beyond. Come along… Continue Reading 2019 OHV Symposium

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