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NOHANZ Conference 2014
The Gift of Memory

Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 September 2014
CQ Hotel, Cuba Street Wellington.
Workshops 19 September 2014
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

Details and registration form will be here on this website soon

The Association's AGM will be held Friday 19 September at the CQ Hotel, Cuba Street Wellington, 5.30 for a 6pm start.

Original leaflet here

The last Biennial General Meeting was held in Auckland in May 2013 in conjunction with a Symposium and a new Executive was elected. Claire Hall and Sue Berman, outgoing Co Presidents, presented a Report to the meeting.

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 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.

NOHANZ Wellington Regional Meeting
Next meeting Thursday 22 May

Places still available in the popular Alexander Turnbull Library oral history workshops

The Essentials of Oral History Research
A two-day course

Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Auckland Saturday 10 May 2014

An introduction to oral history methodology. How to plan an oral history project, choose the best equipment, achieve clear audio recordings, select informants, follow ethical procedures, develop questioning techniques, process oral history, and make the material available for use. Bring a recorder if you have one you intend to use for recording. Exercises to be completed before Day Two will be discussed.

Day Two: Recording Seriously

Auckland Saturday 7 June 2014

Recording Seriously builds on Day One: Introduction to Oral History, reviewing work completed and covering in more detail interview techniques, project planning and technical, ethical, and legal issues. Some experience in recording or processing oral history is necessary.

$300 ($220)* for both days
Limit: 12

The New Zealand Oral History Awards

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

Oral History News - Upcoming overseas

The 2014 conference of the Oral History Society (UK) on the theme "Community Voices: Oral History on the ground" will be held in Manchester on 4 & 5 July 2014.
Registrations are now open

Barcelona, 9-12 July 2014, Power and Democracy: the many voices of oral history. More at:
See Rob Perks' post to H-List inviting interest in forming a panel to discuss online publication of oral history.

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
See call for papers & more details