Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history
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May - July 2015
Alexander Turnbull Library Outreach Services offer workshops for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.
This is a two day course, with a month between the days
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 462 3935
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:
Coming soon: Managing Copyright in Oral History
Or see the resources page
The recipients of the 2014 New Zealand Oral History Awards have been announced here
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 email@example.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.
More workshops will be scheduled for later in the year. Please contact ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz for more information
For information about oral history workshops for 2015 in Wellington and elsewhere, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelson Regional Oral History Meeting
13 March 2015 12.30pm at the Nelson Provincial Museum’s Research Facility in Stoke
RSVP Helen Pannett Helen.Pannett@museumnp.org.nz
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
OHA 2015 Call for Papers, Florida, USAThe 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.
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