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Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

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Call for Papers: Oral History, Place and Environment Discussion published by Carla Pascoe Leahy on Friday, July 31, 2020 0 ...
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The National Oral History Association of New Zealand Te Kete Korero-a-Waha o Te Motu (NOHANZ) provides opportunities for community, professional, ...
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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. Cropped http://natlib.govt.nz/records/32049331
An unidentified man talking to two small children, Ref: 1/4-101013-F. Cropped. Alexander Turnbull Library.

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See the National Library collection catalogue

Auckland Libraries’  Heritage Database, including a list of some of the oral histories in Collections at https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/digital/

Alexander Turnbull Library: Lockdown 2020
Suggestions on how to document your COVID-19 life, including some oral history advice: ..here..


2021 Launceston, Tasmania ..here..

NZ Oral History Awards

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho: Manatū Taonga Oral History Awards – change to retrospective interviews condition for 2020 only ..here..

Smithsonian on oral history and Covid-19


Self Care Tips for Oral Historians During Lockdown


The Vermont Folk Life Center’s “Listening in Place” project has some advice on recording interviews remotely here.

The Manitoba Food History Project is an oral history project based out of the University of Winnipeg, funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant, together with support from Diversity Foods, the University of Winnipeg Research Office, and the UW Oral History Centre. The goal of our project team is to produce a comprehensive history of food manufacturing, production, retailing, and consumption in the province of Manitoba from 1870 to the present day through digital scholarship and public history.

Oral History of Disasters and Pandemics: Remote Training

Click here to listen on Youtube or click here to listen on Soundcloud.
Megan Hutching on Glen Innes Changing ..here..

Gather: A Virtual & Interactive Oral History Exhibit


Looking for Short Articles

UK Oral History journal looking for short articles of 300-500 words ..here..
Guidelines ..here..

Webinar: Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote Interviews

Sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and the Oral History Association


Advice on remote oral history interviewing during the Covid-19 pandemic

In response to increased interest in conducting remote interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic, both the British Library’s Oral History and National Life Stories teams, with input from other members of the Oral History Society, have created an online document to summarise the ethical, legal, methodological and technical issues that individuals and projects will need to consider before deciding whether or not to conduct a remote interview at this point in time. 


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information brought together here from a wide variety of sources and experience, neither the authors, the British Library or the Oral History Society can accept liability for any consequences which may result from the use of this information for any purpose. As this is a work-in-progress guide, which will be revised and updated, the author welcomes comments and queries.

NZ Award in Oral History: Comments from: Dr Emma Jean Kelly | Audio Visual Historian
Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture & Heritage ..more..

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage funds the annual New Zealand Award in Oral History
Oral History Awards 2019 are here
Oral History Awards 2018 are here

National Events

NOHANZ/Stout Biennial conference
Ko wai mātou?      Who are we?

The biennial conference has been delayed. See the announcement above.

Grateful thanks for permission to use this photograph

International Events

Online Introduction to Oral History Workshop – Baylor University

by Dianne Reyes

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, “Getting Started with Oral History.”  The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in August—August 5 and 12, from 10:00 a.m. CST to 1:00 p.m. CDT.  ..more..

XXI IOHA Conference – Singapore – 2021 [This has been postponed for a year from June 2020. Watch this space]

An international conference not to be missed..more..

Making Montreal Home after the Holocaust

Edited Highlights British Newsletter
Dr Indira Chowdhury’s blog


Refugees in Montreal

Podcast Pages: USA
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 iinfonohanz@oralhistory.org.nz or phone Taina McGregor: DDI 04 462 3976 Taina.McGregor@dia.govt.nz

Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History training

For expressions of interest in possible courses, please contact… atloutreach@dia.govt.nz

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: ..here..
There are many other references on the internet. Try searching on ‘Oral History Boston Case’

NOHANZ congratulates Taina Tangaere-McGregor
Taina was named as a Kiwibank Local Hero 2017 ..more..

NOHANZ welcomes comments about oralhistory.org.nz

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

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