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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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NOHANZ BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING

You are welcome to attend the BGM which will coincide with Conference. Read the welcome and agenda

NOHANZ BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2018 “Te Waha Kairongorongo e”: The Voice in Time and Space

27-29 November, Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato NOHANZ Biennial Conference 2018

This year the theme of our conference focuses on the sweet sound of the voice, the singers of tales (te waha kairongorongo), storytellers, and the resonance of the voice through time and space. How is oral history transient through time and space? How do the voices of our participants travel through, or resonate in, time and space as a vehicle for memory? What significance do we find in the spaces we use to access, listen to, co-create, and present voices that give meaning and memory to the past? How is the notion of “time” apparent in the transmission of memory across generations of voices?
The call for papers closed 10 August 2018  Call for Papers

‘E WAHA KAIRONGORONGO E’: THE VOICE IN TIME AND SPACE
NATIONAL ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
27-29 NOVEMBER 2018
TE WHARE WĀNANGA O WAIKATO/ Waikato University
KIRIKIRIROA/HAMILTON

Registrations now open: Apply here ..

REGISTRATION RETURN DETAILS
Please return completed registration forms and payment details to:
By Email (preferred if possible):
treasurernohanz@oralhistory.org.nz
By Post:
NOHANZ Conference 2018 Registrations
PO Box 3819
Wellington, 6140

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Funding support Jack Ilott Fund https://natlib.govt.nz/about-us/scholarships-and-awards/jack-ilott-fund)

If you are not attending the Biennial Conference you will be interested in …….

PUBLIC LECTURE Professor Alexander Freund University of Winnipeg
Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 5.30 pm
Te Ahumairangi Programme Room, Main Foyer
National Library of New Zealand, Molesworth Street, Wellington
My People’s Crimes: On the Difficulty of Talking About and Acknowledging One’s Nation’s Atrocities
Read ..more..

Oral History Awards 2018 are

here

Equipment for Sale

Fostex – FR – 2LE Field Memory Recorder and AVCAM Digital Video Recorder
Read ..more..


National Events
NOHANZ BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING

You are welcome to attend the BGM which will coincide with Conference. Read the welcome and agenda

NOHANZ congratulates Taina Tangaere-McGregor

Taina was named as a Kiwibank Local Hero 2017 ..more..

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

International Events
3-6 January 2019 Panel Chicago

Meeting of the American Historical Association. The panel is tentatively titled “Loyalty and Competing Narratives in Oral History,” ..more..

11-14 January 2019

Shaking the Family Tree. An Oral History Workshop in New York. ..more..

19-21 February 2019

Oral History for Educators, Hudson New York ..more..

2-7 February 2019

WORKSHOP: Oral History and Project Design ..more..

28-30 March 2019: International conference “Oral History in Action”, Poland, Cracow – Call for Papers ..more..
Oral History Australia’s 2019 Biennial Conference, Brisbane, 10-13 October 2019

INTIMATE STORIES, CHALLENGING HISTORIES:
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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 welcomes comments about oralhistory.org.nz

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

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13 Comments on “Home”

  1. Hi – After doing both the interviewing for oral history and abstracting for oral history courses, I signed up as a member of NOHANZ. However, I have never received a letter of notification of anything else from the organisation, including a renewal. I see the annual conference is close to where I live in Rotorua, so I would have been interested in attending. Can you please assist, urgently? Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Michael
      It’s been great to welcome you as a NOHANZ member this week. We are all looking forward to a stimulating conference in November in the Waikato.

  2. Kia ora,

    Just wondering if anyone can show me or send me the link to Digital Copy of Abstracting Template.

    Nga mihi,
    Elisapeci

  3. Apologies for bothering you. I am a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington. The Turnbull Library has agreed to appraise some oral histories I will be conducting for archiving and gave me your organization’s “Recording Agreement.” In the explanatory notes, it says that if we would like to add a logo or project name to the header, we should contact you. If I would like to add my project title and the Vic logo to the header of the form would that be acceptable and how exactly should I go about doing it (i.e., should I alter the form myself in Adobe or should I handle the matter in some other way)? Thanks so much for your time and patience.

  4. Greetings from Melbourne where I, a Kiwi, am participating in a Historians & Archivists Conference run by my Order. the Srs of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. We have just had excellent input abt Oral History and I am delighted to now find yr website & discover we have a rich forum/ network/resource in ANZ.
    I write to enquire if there is a forum within Oral History pertaining to Religious Orders in ANZ?
    Meg Hills rsj

    1. Hello, Meg
      I am Congregation Archivist for the Sisters of Mercy here in Aotearoa. As far a s I know there is no forum re oral history in Religious Groups although I do know some groups actually collect recordings of their members, as I do.

  5. Hi Neil,

    Taina Tangaere McGregor, who worked at the Alexander Turnbull Library (and still is), was on the NOHANZ Executive at the time, and who is a native speaker, says ‘o te motu’ came naturally to her. It means ‘of this place’ (ie NZ) and was the same but a more creative way of saying Aotearoa. It was discussed with the Maori Language Commission. Another Maori colleague has agreed that not all use Aotearoa.

    Lynette

  6. Hi Neil
    I remember when the NOHANZ committee was discussing a Maori name for the organisation in the 1990s, and we consulted with ?? (I’ve forgotten her name, alas) who was then based at the National Library and who was a respected native speaker of te reo and translator. Her advice was that ‘o te motu’ – of the islands – was a better phrase to use than ‘Aotearoa’, which not all iwi and hapu use to talk about New Zealand.

    Megan Hutching

  7. Hello

    Could you tell me if there are any course’s available in the upper North Island.
    I am not able to travel to Wellington or Christchurch.

    I live in Tauranga and on a pension. Oral History’s has been a passion of mine for many years and I have done them how I thought how they would be done. I would appreciate being able to do them more professionally.

    Kind regards

    Lorraine Vink

  8. Hello. Do you know of any ways of studying oral history as a distance or online course? I live in the South Island so attending courses or lectures in Wellington or Auckland is difficult with a teenage family.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Leigh Petrie

  9. Hi,
    Neil Curgenven, secretary NZ History Federation, we have just completed our AGM at which it was proposed to add the Maori interpretation “Te Kotahitanga o nga Hitori o Aotearoa” – over a and I missing.
    Discussion over Aotearoa eventuated, I see you do not have it
    Could you please help my research by advising how you proceeded in getting yours
    Regards

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