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Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

An unidentified man talking to two small children, in the entrance to a hut, West Coast Region. Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983 :Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera. Ref: 1/4-101013-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/32049331

An unidentified man talking to two small children, in the entrance to a hut, West Coast Region. Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983 :Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera. Ref: 1/4-101013-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/32049331

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


Call for papers:  for the 2016 Oral History conference in Christchurch

Closing date for proposals was extended to: Monday 18 April, 2016.
Successful presenters will be notified by Friday 20 May, 2016.
Read the announcement:  Tell Me More 2016


New Zealand Oral History Awards

The New Zealand Oral History Awards (NZOH) provide financial help for the recording of interviews relating to the history of New Zealand/Aotearoa and its close connections with the Pacific.
http://www.mch.govt.nz/funding-nz-culture/ministry-grants-awards/new-zealand-oral-history-awards

We have reprinted the popular Māori and Oral History: A Collection.

 Edited by Alison Laurie and Rachel Selby, the book comprises a selection of papers previously published in Oral history in New Zealand between 1989 and 2003. It includes articles by Monty Soutar, Te Ahukaramu C. Royal, Parekawhia McLean, Mere Whaanga, Hirini Moko Mead, Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata, Cushla Parekowhai, Mita Carter, Joe Pere, Danny Keenan, Mervyn McLean, Rachael Selby, Alison Laurie, Heeni Colllins, Verna Tuteo et al., Angela Ballara and Pip Desmond.

Copies are available for $25, to secure your copy please email nohanzexec@gmail.com or phone Taina McGregor: DDI 04 462 3976

Oral History training in Christchurch

We are taking Expressions of Interest for a possible course in Christchurch later this year, please contact atloutreach@dia.govt.nz


UPCOMING EVENTS

Alexander Turnbull Library oral history workshops

Please note that Essentials of Oral History Research in Wellington is fully subscribed, and we are taking names for a waiting list, but there are still spaces in Abstracting Oral History in Wellington and Essentials, Auckland.  We are also taking Expressions of Interest for Abstracting in Auckland.
See the Auckland Flyer and the Wellington Flyer.
Wellington Day 1: Introduction to Oral History Saturday 30 April
Wellington Day 2: Recording Seriously Saturday 28 May 8.45am – 4.30pm
Wellington: Abstracting Oral History, Saturday & Sunday 25 June 2016
Auckland Workshops: May and June 2016
For more information please contact the Oral History Adviser lynette.shum@dia.govt.nz

Victoria University Oral history course: Studying Working Lives in New Zealand through Oral History

Dr Cybele Locke teaches an oral history course at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.

“In HIST 312: ‘Working lives in New Zealand’ we explore how the meaning of work has changed over time in Aotearoa/New Zealand, from 1880 to 2000. We read texts that use oral history to explore how work has been categorised in the past geographically, by skill, gender, ethnic stereotypes, class and union.  We pay particular attention to how some work has been sidelined as ‘non-work’: voluntary or household labour.  Students in this course learn how to create their own oral history: conducting an interview with an older person about their working life-time and analysing the issues their interviewee raises in relation to secondary historical sources.”

This course runs next from March to June, 2016.  For more information contact Dr Cybele Locke


NOHANZ biennial conference Tell me more : Sharing our Stories

SAVE THE DATE: Christchurch 22-23 October 2016


NOHANZ has released the following revised and new documents for use by oral historians:

Recording Agreement Form version 2, September 2014 (replaces version 1a)
Oral History Recording Agreement Explanatory Notes for interviewers version 2, September 2014 (replaces version 1b)
Frequently Asked Questions About Completing the Recording Agreement Form (new)
Selecting a Repository


The New Zealand Oral History Awards

The recipients of the 2015 New Zealand Oral History Awards have been announced. Read more on the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.


Comments on the Boston College 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…
The Oral History Network of Ireland statement:
An online discussion here


 

Upcoming overseas conferences

The next International Oral History Association (IOHA) conference will be organised by Indira Chowdrey and held at Bangalore in India in 2016
For more details and links see the Conferences page

Getting It Done – Crunch Time for Audio Archives
Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA)

Annual Conference
National Film & Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit Canberra
Wednesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September 2016
Call For Papers
The conference organising committee is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2016 ASRA Conference.
http://www.asra.asn.au/events/conference_2016.htm


NOHANZ is always improving oralhistory.org.nz

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

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4 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Neil Curgenven says:

    Hi,
    Neil Curgenven, secretary NZ History Federation, we have just completed our AGM at which it was proposed to add the Maori interpretation “Te Kotahitanga o nga Hitori o Aotearoa” – over a and I missing.
    Discussion over Aotearoa eventuated, I see you do not have it
    Could you please help my research by advising how you proceeded in getting yours
    Regards

  2. Leigh Petrie says:

    Hello. Do you know of any ways of studying oral history as a distance or online course? I live in the South Island so attending courses or lectures in Wellington or Auckland is difficult with a teenage family.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Leigh Petrie

    1. jeff says:

      Hi Leigh. I have forwarded your enquiry to Lynette Shum, the Oral History Advisor at the Alexander Turnbull Library, who will reply as soon as she is able – Please forward your email address here or to lynette.shum@dia.govt.nz
      Thanks for your interest

    2. Rachael says:

      You can plan to attend the conference in Christchurch in October. I have always found going to a conference is like attending a course because there are so many terrific presentations and information is shared by the members so willingly. It’s great value and a time to focus on Oral History for a weekend.

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