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

Five-day workshop with Judith Fyfe in Matakana, 6-10 May 2019

This is an hour north of Auckland in May – bookings are now open. All details are here: https://www.creativematakana.nz/five-day-courses/#oralhistory

Three Events at Wellington’s Stout Centre 2019

1 May Origin stories and Pākehā intergenerational family memory
8 May Research Interview Workshop with Professor Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg) and Associate Professor Anna Green (Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington).
8 May Family Memories of War and Flight
More, and more, and more…

Phanza Conference:

To mark 25 years since the establishment of the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA), the association invites papers for a conference exploring the current and future state of public history in New Zealand.
The conference at Massey University, Wellington, NZ 13-14 April 2019 registration will close 31 March 2019
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Auckland History Initiative Symposium, 15 April 2019, The University of Auckland and Auckland Museum

The Auckland History Initiative (AHI) is pleased to announce its first symposium to be held at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland, 15 April 2019, from 9am to 4pm with an evening lecture and function at the Auckland Museum.

Speakers at the symposium will include Professor Grace Karskens (University of New South Wales),Emeritus Professor Russell Stone, Professor Raewyn Dalziel, Professor Charlotte Macdonald, Dr Ben Schrader, and Dr Hazel Petrie.

The event will also feature the work of some University of Auckland Summer Scholars on aspects of Auckland history, an update on Auckland Museum’s proposed Tamaki Galleries, and a panel discussion on urban history from different disciplinary perspectives to take the AHI forward.

The Auckland Museum is hosting the first AHI Annual Lecture, to be presented by Professor David Williams and Margaret Kawharu.

Register for this free event through Eventbrite.Lunchtime talk at the National Library, Wellington.

Ordinary, Extraordinary: Recording The Stories Of Sex Workers
more..Saturday 30 March, The Writing Life, 10am-2pm (with lunch)

Waitemata Room, Auckland Central Library
Join us for our first NOHANZ Auckland regional event of 2019!
You will hear from Deborah Shepard, a biographer, oral historian and teacher of memoir, whose new book
The Writing Life (2018) features oral history interviews with twelve of New Zealand’s most acclaimed and admired authors. more..19-21 February 2019
Oral History for Educators, Hudson New York ..more..2-7 February 2019
WORKSHOP: Oral History and Project Design ..more..

PUBLIC LECTURE Professor Alexander Freund University of Winnipeg [Cancelled]

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Professor Alexander Freund has had to cancel his visit to Wellington.
Therefore, the public lecture scheduled on Wednesday 28 November at 5.30pm at the National Library has been cancelled.
This was to have been: 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 The Writing Life – Wellington Talk:

Oral history into book the stories of twelve New Zealand authors’ 15 November, 2018 ..more..

Oral History Workshops Wellington August-October 201

These workshops are now fully booked, but you can put your name on a waiting list by emailing atloutreach@dia.govt.nz
Read the Flyer
Read about ‘Abstracting Oral History‘ 13-14 October 2018Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa:

125 years of Suffrage and Beyond
Victoria University of Wellington, 21-23rd September 2018 ..more..
Proposals are due 30 June 2018 ..more..

Hear Indira Chowdhury speak …
Wednesday 25 July 2018 Auckland  Unheard Voices and Forms of Cultural Memory Oral History and the Postcolonial Archives in India .. Read More ..
Thursday 26 July 2018 Rutherford House Wellington Commemoration and the Remembered Past: Communities, Places and Memories of displacement .. Read More ..
Friday 27 July 2018 National Library of New Zealand, Molesworth Street, Wellington Unheard Voices and Forms of Cultural Memory Oral History and the Postcolonial Archives in India .. Read More ..

Indira Chowdhury is Founder-Director of the Centre for Public History at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bengaluru, and the founder of Archival Resources for Contemporary History, Bengaluru (ARCH@Srishti).  She is a founding member of the Oral History Association of India, their past-President and past-President of the International Oral History Association. Digital Tools for Oral History – Workshop

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Auckland – Oral History Workshops

This workshop is now fully subscribed, but please email atloutreach@dia.govt.nz for other oral history training opportunities in Auckland or elsewhere.
Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 26 May 2018 & Saturday 23 June 2018
8.45am-4.30pm ..more..Wellington Workshops February, March 2018

The essentials of Oral History Research: A two day course with  a month between them. Held in Wellington Saturday 24 February and Saturday 24 March. Read more
Day One: National Library Website & Event
Day Two: National Library Website & EventNZ History Federation Inc AGM Hamilton

16-18 March 2018 ..more.. ..application..Oral History from Scratch – Christchurch

Tim Jones reflects on his six months recently spent as VSA
volunteer helping to set up an oral history collection for the Haus
Stori, the public library in Arawa, Bougainville.
Monday 5 March 2018 6-7ish
Hagley College Library, cnr Hagley Ave and St Asaph St ..more..Cancelled: Timaru – Oral history taster/meeting

We regret that this event is cancelled.Oral History from Scratch – Christchurch

Tim Jones reflects on his six months recently spent as VSA
volunteer helping to set up an oral history collection for the Haus Stori, the public library in Arawa, Bougainville.
Monday 5 March 2018 6-7ish
Hagley College Library, cnr Hagley Ave and St Asaph St ..more..

Byte Back! Managing your personal digital archives

The computer failed to understand Cecily's reasoning
The computer failed to understand Cecily’s reasoning

Date: Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
Contact Details: For information please contact ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Do you create important documents on your laptop? Use cloud storage? Save your research on a hard drive? Take digital photos? Have lots of older files you’ve lost control of? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, welcome to the wonderful world of personal digital archives. This is a session for you!

To celebrate International Digital Preservation Day, let’s take a look at the digital archives we all create. Flora Feltham, the Alexander Turnbull Library’s Digital Archivist, will give you practical advice on how to manage your digital files and media. Learn the basics about the care and handling of physical media like CDs and hard drives, as well as good practice in file naming, file organisation and back-ups.November Event at the National Library

Workshops Palmerston North

Essentials of oral history research
This is a two day course
Day 1 Introduction to oral history 9 September 2017
Day 2 Recording seriously 7 October 2017 ..more..

Maori Oral Historians and Wananga PhD Graduates

Inaugural Conference 24-25 October 2017
Venue:Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; 13 Domain Road, Whakatane 3120
PDF poster here. Word doc here.

Visit by Indira Chowdhury cancelled

NOHANZ regrets that we have had to cancel Indira’s presentations in Auckland on the 11th September and Wellington on the 12th September 2017.  We are very disappointed that Immigration NZ have chosen to turn down such an eminent visitor’s visa application on the basis of what we feel was a technicality, with no right of appeal or reconsideration.  The committee is investigating alternative events on future dates and will let you know as soon as these are arranged.

Wellington Workshops

deaf children at school
Children listening through headphones at the school for Deaf children, Thorndon School, Wellington. Evening Post Collec8on. Ref: EP/1959/4085-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.

View the Flyer

Wellington: July & August
Day One:
 Introduc0on to Oral History
Saturday 8 July 2017 8.45am-4.30pm
Day Two: 
Recording Seriously
Saturday 26 August 2017 8.45am-4.30pm

Wellington Abstracting Oral History
Saturday and Sunday
12 & 13 August 2017 8.45am-1pm
(Please note dates are between Days One and
Two of this series)

Wellington: August
Abstracting Oral History
Saturday and Sunday
12 & 13 August 2017 8.45am-1pm

View the Flyer

Wellington Workshop

Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday 24 June 2017
8.45am-4.30pm
Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 22 July 2017
8.45am-4.30pm See the poster and the flyer

deaf children at school
Children listening through headphones at the school for Deaf children, Thorndon School, Wellington. Evening Post Collec8on. Ref: EP/1959/4085-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.

View the Flyer

Tamaki Makaurau Hui: Auckland Regional Meeting
Saturday 22 July 10am – 2.30pm ALL WELCOME
Kinder House – Newmarket Theme
Workshop: Making a Sound clip…. read the leaflet

Auckland Workshop
Spaces left. Apply now!

Immigrants on the Goya. Photographic nega7ves and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: 114/290/06-G. Alexander Turnbull Library. h3p:// natlib.govt.nz/records/23207851

Auckland: June
Abstracting Oral History
Saturday and Sunday
10 & 11 June 2017 8.45am-1pm

NOHANZ Auckland regional hui at the South Auckland Research Centre
22nd April, Level One, Manukau City Library.  ..more..

Lecture Friday 7 April 5:30pm—6:30pm Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 3(RHLT3)
‘This isn’t very feminist at all….’Talking about feminism with post-war British women
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CANCELLED: Wanaka Autumn Arts School 24-29 April 2017
Tutor – Judith Fyfe
It is the great events that make history but ultimately, it is the individual’s perception of events that matters. The collection of oral testimony, based on individual memory, enriches the store of historical evidence to reconstruct the past whether that past is a collective public one or a private, familial one.
This 5-day workshop will provide the essentials of oral history research including methodology, project planning, best equipment, interview techniques, legal and ethical issues and processing oral history in order to make the material available for use. The course involves plenty of hands-on practice.
The Alexander Turnbull Library is assisting with this course.
http://www.autumnartschool.net.nz/wp/ and specifically http://www.autumnartschool.net.nz/wp/oralhistory

Auckland: March & April

Immigrants on the Goya. Photographic nega7ves and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: 114/290/06-G. Alexander Turnbull Library. h3p:// natlib.govt.nz/records/23207851

Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday 18 March 2017
8.45am-4.30pm
Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 8 April 2017
8.45am-4.30pm See the poster and the flyer

A Course at Waikato University

HIST380-17A HAM : Special Topic: Oral History in Indigenous Perspective: Stories of Moana, Maui, and Native Appropriation

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences History Programme
This paper introduces students to the inter-connected histories that follow Maui and “Moana” through the Pacific via an analysis of Māori oral history research. It explores the contemporary appropriations of indigenous histories in film, gaming, texts, and productions like the recent Disney motion-picture Moana, and asks: What is the impact of these appropriations on indigenous history, knowledge, and orality? Students will examine key themes and questions in indigenous oral history, focusing on the form, methods, ethics, theories, and the decolonial politics of native oral history.
Dr Nēpia Mahuika nmahuika@waikato.ac.nz
https://papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HIST/HIST380

One day Oral History Training Workshops, New York, USA, 28 January 2017
series of interactive public workshops on oral history methods and practice at the Columbia School of Journalism on Saturday, January 28 from 9:30 to 5 p.m.
To review the full course descriptions, faculty bios, and registration information, visit the January 28 One-Day Workshops page on the Oral History M.A. program (OHMA) website.

The Friends of the Hocken Collections 2016 Research Award

In 2016 the Friends of the Hocken Collections celebrate their 25 th anniversary of establishment.
The Friends support and promote the world-renowned Hocken Collections (part of the
University of Otago) in Dunedin, New Zealand in a number of different ways.
This year, to acknowledge this anniversary the Friends wish to make a one-off award of
$10,000. The aim is to support an individual (or more than one person) researching an
aspect of the historical development of Māori or Pakeha culture and society in
Aotearoa/New Zealand, primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections.
Read the pdf

Seeking new stories of the old west

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is seeking original research for a new heritage conference focused on West Auckland’s history, called New Stories of the Old West.

The one-day conference will take place Sunday 2 October, 9am – 5pm at Titirangi War Memorial Hall, South Titirangi Road, Titirangi. It will be part of the larger, region-wide Auckland Heritage Festival, which runs from 24 September to 9 October 2016.

There will be keynote presentations to the whole conference as well as shorter break-out workshops.

We invite genealogists, historians, authors, academics or anyone who has done original research about the history of West Auckland to submit their work to be considered for inclusion in the day’s programme.

Please fill out this form to be considered. Submissions close Friday 22 July. Or print, fill out and return the attached form. Or phone the local board on 09 813 9150 for a hardcopy to be sent to you.

Research can be about anywhere in West Auckland and can be a work in progress. You don’t have to have completed the research by the time of the conference.

Most papers/presentations will be given within workshops with each presentation being about 20-30 minutes long, including questions. Some keynote presentations/papers will be selected from those submitted to be presented to the whole conference. These generally will be 30-40 minutes long including questions.

At the conclusion of the conference, the local board will publish the conference papers.

Oral History Workshops – Wellington and Christchurch

Telphone operators, circa 1920s. Taken by an unidentified photographer Ref: PAColl-5469-047
Telphone operators, circa 1920s. Taken by an unidentified photographer Ref: PAColl-5469-047

Full details on our Notices Page.
Alexander Turnbull Library Outreach Services offer workshops for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. The workshops will be taught by Judith Fyfe, lawyer and oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Adviser.  The Wellington workshops will be held at the National Library, corner of Aitken and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon, Wellington.  The Christchurch workshops will be held at Shirley Intermediate School, Corner of Shirley Road and North Parade, Shirley, Christchurch

The Essentials of Oral History Research

A two-day course
Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Christchurch: Saturday 15 October 2016  8.45am-4.30pm See the poster (pdf)
Wellington: Saturday 5 November 2016  8.45am-4.30pm See the poster (pdf)

Day Two: Recording Seriously
Christchurch: Saturday 12 November 2016  8.45am-4.30pm
Wellington: Saturday 3 December 2016  8.45am-4.30pm

Full details on our Notices Page.

PHANZA mini-conference

The Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) is seeking proposals for papers, presentations, panels, or speakers for a mini – conference on
“Piecing Together the Jigsaw: Information and Where to Find It”
Saturday 8 October 2016
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington
http://phanza.org.nz/files/PHANZA_Call_for_proposals_Oct_seminar.pdf

Alexander Turnbull Library oral history workshops

Please note that Essentials of Oral History Research in Wellington is fully subscribed, and we are taking names for a waiting list, but there are still spaces in Abstracting Oral History in Wellington and Essentials, Auckland.  We are also taking Expressions of Interest for Abstracting in Auckland.
See the Auckland Flyer and the Wellington Flyer.
Wellington Day 1: Introduction to Oral History Saturday 30 April
Wellington Day 2: Recording Seriously Saturday 28 May 8.45am – 4.30pm

Call for papers Biennial Conference Christchurch
Successful presenters have been notified. Read the announcement:  Tell Me More 2016

Alexander Turnbull Library oral history workshops

Palmerston North

The Essentials of Oral History Research
Saturdays 10 October & 14 November 2015
8.45am-4.30pm
brochure

`Auckland

Abstracting oral history:
Saturday and Sunday 7 November—8 November 2015 8.45am-1pm
http://natlib.govt.nz/events/abstracting-oral-history-auckland

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
03 5478543

Workshops Hamilton – Cancelled

Announcing the start of oral history workshops in Hamilton 28 February and 28 March 2015, at Fraser High School library.
This is a two day course, each one month apart.

Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday 28 February 2015
8.45am-4.30pm

Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 28 March 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.
$300 ($220)* for both days
Limit: 12

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

All equipment is provided and all participants will receive comprehensive guides and resources and a certificate of attendance

For more information, including funding, contact outreach@dia.govt.nz or phone 04 462 3935


Read the Wellington Flyer for workshops November, December 2014


Essentials of Oral History (two day course)

Essentials of Oral History (two day course) has already commenced, please contact atloutreach@dia.govt.nz if you would like to be notified of future workshops in New Zealand or if you would like more information regarding training and support.

Abstracting oral history Saturday and Sunday
6 & 7 December 2014
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 practise 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 or phone 04 4623977

If you would like more information, please contact us.

Canterbury Regional gathering

Date: 7pm, Tuesday 24 February 2015
Place: 366 Tancreds Rd, Lincoln (Limbo Thompson is kindly hosting us)
What to bring: A plate or drink
What: Rosemary will facilitate a discussion on ethical questions we might be facing in our projects (1/2 hour).
And then we can have more general discussion on our projects/ socialising.
There is also some exciting news about the 2016 NOHANZ conference!
RSVP: to Rosemary at rosemaryb_84@hotmail.com

Archive Overseas Meetings here..

Archive of courses and tutorials here..

Archive of Conferences Past and Present here..

Archive of AGMs & Meetings here..

Archive of Local Events here..Edit

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