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National Oral History Association of New Zealand
Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history

NOHANZ Conference 2014
The Gift of Memory

Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 September 2014

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National Oral History Association of New Zealand invites members, friends and colleagues to our 2014 Oral History conference. An exciting variety of presenters from New Zealand and abroad will address oral history practice and theory exploring the themes listed below. A special conference keynote presentation will be given by Dr Nēpia Mahuika, Ngāti Porou, of the University of Waikato, entitled: '"History [Always] Repeats": Oral History as Playback, Memory, and Tikanga.'

Workshops Friday 19 September 2014
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

Biennial General Meeting and Guest Speaker, Judith Fyfe
Members are warmly invited to the Association's general meeting to hear about NOHANZ activities and plans, and elect the next Executive. CQ Hotel, Cuba Street Wellington, 5.30 drinks and nibbles, 6pm start.

Conference: Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 September 2014
CQ Hotel, Cuba Street Wellington.
Registrations open 8.15 am Saturday; conference closes 5:00 pm Sunday

Details and registration form here.
Programme on our conferences page

Please help us publicise the conference by sharing our Flyer via email and/or noticeboard:
See the Flyer here


OHS comments on the Boston case

The Oral History Society (UK) has issued a statement on the Boston College Belfast Project: more...
The USA Oral History Association has issued a statement: here...


Seeking personal histories of women of the First World War

Jane Tolerton is working on a book about the women doctors, nurses, volunteers and writers who played a role in the war overseas.
Jane is the author of the best-selling book An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories. The book is largely based on oral histories that are now available at the Alexander Turnbull Library, as the World War I Oral History Archive. She also wrote the New Zealand Book Award-winning Ettie, a biography of safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout.

If you have diaries, letters, memoirs, and photographs of these women please contact her jtolerton@gmail.com as she wants to produce a book that is full of personal stories and first-person accounts. It will be a female companion volume to An Awfully Big Adventure. Similarly, it will tell the story of the war chronologically through the eyes of New Zealand participants.


Alexander Turnbull Library oral history workshops

More workshops will be scheduled for later in the year. Please contact ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz for more information

The New Zealand Oral History Awards

The recipients of the 2013 New Zealand Oral History Awards have been announced here


NOHANZ is modifying oralhistory.org.nz

Comments complaints criticisms and commendations regarding what you find here are welcome.


Oral History News - Upcoming overseas

2014 Oral History Association Annual Meeting

Motion, Movements, Transformations & Power of Story
8-12 October 2014, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Call for Papers. Deadline: 1 February 2014

Australian Generations Conference

30 – 31 October 2014, Melbourne
The Australian Generations Conference will feature a select group of academic historians and industry partners who form the Australian Generations Oral History Project’s research team.
Professor Michael Frisch, the internationally renowned oral and public historian, will deliver the Keynote Address. Their website