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National Oral History Association of New Zealand
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Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history

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Oral history workshops - Wellington

May - July 2015

Alexander Turnbull Library Outreach Services offer workshops for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

The Essentials of Oral History Research

This is a two day course, with a month between the days

Day One: Introduction to Oral History

Saturday 9 May 2015 8.45am-4.30pm

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 digital 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

Saturday 6 June 2015 8.45am-4.30pm

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.

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

Abstracting Oral History

Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 July 2015 8.45am-1pm

The abstract is a comprehensive time-coded summary, which serves as a guide to the oral history researcher. Here is an opportunity to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract. Completion of an Essentials of Oral History Research or a recent equivalent introductory course is recommended but not required.

$180 ($140)* - Limit: 8

*Reduced fees are for community services cardholders or full-time students.

Wellington workshops are taught by Judith Fyfe, lawyer and oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Adviser, and are held at the National Library of New Zealand. All equipment is provided and all participants receive comprehensive guides and resources

For the registration form, go to http://natlib.govt.nz/files/oralhistory/oralhistoryworkshop-wellington-mid2015.pdf

For more information including funding or other workshops, email atloutreach@dia.govt.nz or phone 04 462 3935

Creative Commons Roadtrip

In March 2015, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is going on the road! We’re travelling all around the country to provide free workshops and events for the culture and heritage sector on all things copyright and Creative Commons


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

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

Coming soon: Managing Copyright in Oral History

Or see the resources page

The New Zealand Oral History Awards

The recipients of the 2014 New Zealand Oral History Awards have been announced here

The NOHANZ Biennial General Meeting / Workshops and Conference 2014

On the weekend 20 / 21 September 2014 we ran "The Gift of Memory" Conference in conjunction with our Biennial General Meeting and the Friday Oral History Workshops.

The busy weekend of 20,21 September 2014 "The Gift of Memory" is itself now a fond memory.
Conference flyer
Workshops Friday 19 September 2014
Workshop Programme as docx
Workshop Programme as pdf

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...
The Oral History Network of Ireland statement:
An online discussion 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

Workshops Wellington

For information about oral history workshops for 2015 in Wellington and elsewhere, please email atloutreach@dia.govt.nz

Oral History News - Upcoming overseas

Educational Opportunity

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Hosted and co-sponsored by: Atlanta History Center

More information about this program and online registration is available at http://www.ccaha.org

OHA (Australia) Conference 9-12 September 2015, Perth, Western Australia
Fast Forward: Oral History in a Time of Change oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/page/conferences.html

Call for Papers

OHA 2015 Call for Papers, Florida, USA

The OHA will meet in Tampa, Florida from October 14-18 at the Marriott Tampa Waterside near historic Ybor City and St. Petersburg. The conference hotel is minutes away from world-renowned beaches, art galleries, street cars, and walking tours of one of the most storied factory complexes in the Americas.
The goal is to: "uncover links between political and cultural change to inspire civic engagement."
The deadline for submitting paper and panel proposals for the Oral History Association's 2015 annual meeting is January 12, 2015.
A link to the panel submission site is http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/oha/oha15/

Oral History & Education
Waterloo, Canada
more here
Or download the documents

NOHANZ is modifying oralhistory.org.nz

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