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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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July 2019

Ideas & skills exchange: OHV support group

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Moat, 176 Little Lonsdale St,
Melbourne, Victoria 3060 Australia
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Informal OHV gathering at The Moat cafe.

Oral History Victoria (OHV)  members meet on Tuesdays (every eight weeks or so) to discuss their oral history project’s challenges and successes with other oral historians. The exact dates are posted once confirmed. The next  'Oral History Victoria Ideas and Skills Exchange' will be held on Tuesday 30 July, 5.30-6:30pm at The Moat cafe bar (176 Little Lonsdale St, near the State Library). With facilitation by  OHV Vice President, Alistair Thomson, this is an opportunity for you to come along and… Continue Reading Ideas & skills exchange: OHV support group

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August 2019

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

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Lucy Bracey, professional historian from Way Back When consulting historians, will present this workshop with fellow historian Judy Hughes of Shenachie Productions. The workshop 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 will gain valuable insights into the work of oral history practice. Learn how to prepare questions, develop the required forms, the ethics and permissions involved… Continue Reading Introductory Workshop: Bringing history to life – an introduction to oral history interviewing

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September 2019

Advanced workshop – Oral History and Photographs

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Facilitator: Alistair Thomson In this workshop we will explore the theory and practice of combining oral history with photographs, drawing upon ideas, approaches and examples from presenter Alistair Thomson's oral history projects and his books Oral History and Photography and Moving Stories. The workshop will be in three, linked parts. In part 1 we explore approaches and issues in using photographs in oral history interviews. In part 2 we explore approaches and issues in interpreting photographs and memories in tandem… Continue Reading Advanced workshop – Oral History and Photographs

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