Tickets are now on sale for OHV’s 2017 Symposium. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Oral History in the Digital Age’, and will take place on Saturday 10th June at Museo Italiano. Our symposium aims to explore two sides of the digital age: the technicalities of creation, curation and dissemination; and the questions about the effects, benefits and consequences of the global accessibility of oral history interviews.

Our keynote speaker, Mike Jones, is a Consultant Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre, a PhD Candidate with the University’s School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, a Research Associate at Museum Victoria, and a freelance consultant. He is also Convenor of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Society of Archivists, and a committee member for the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities. Since 2008 he has worked as a researcher and consultant on numerous paper-based and digital archival projects, and with academics, government departments, community organisations and the GLAM sector to explore the potential of structured informatic systems to support organisational and public knowledge. His PhD research looks at the history of archives in museums, and investigates new approaches for capturing, managing and disseminating interconnected artefactual and archival collections.

Other papers to be presented in this year’s symposium:

  • John Francis: Let’s Remember This – Video for oral history recording
  • Judy Hughes: Using websites in oral history
  • Al Thomson: A new type of oral history book  Australian Lives in the digital age
  • André Dao and Michael Green: Behind the Wire – stories of people who have been, or still are, in immigration detention

Download the final program to check out the details. Morning tea will be provided.

Please note, you will need to purchase a ticket prior to attending this event. You can secure your place by following the link to the booking page.