Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history
We still have vacancies for the next suite of oral history workshops in Wellington. These start next week. If you are interested, please get in touch or read on.
Judith Fyfe and Lynette Shum will be your tutors.
Essentials of Oral History (two day course)
Read the Wellington Flyer here for workshops November, December 2014Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 29 November 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.
Abstracting oral history
Saturday and Sunday
6 & 7 December 2014
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.
Please complete the enrolment form on the National Library website natlib.govt.nz/events/essentials-of-oral-history-day-one-wellington
or email ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz to confirm you place.
If you would like more information, please contact us.
NOHANZ has released the following revised and new documents for use by oral historians:
Coming soon: Managing Copyright in Oral History
Please go to the resources page
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 Oral History Society (UK) has issued a statement on the Boston College Belfast Project:
The USA Oral History Association has issued a statement: here...
The Oral History Network of Ireland statement:
An online discussion here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
Flyer as pdf
Comments complaints criticisms and commendations regarding what you find here are welcome.