The Essentials of Oral History Research
This is a two day course, with one month
At the National Library, Wellington, NZ
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Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday 18 April 2020
8.45am-4.30pmAn 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, de-
velop questioning techniques, process oral histo-
ry, 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.
Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 16 May 2020
Recording Seriously builds on Day One, reviewing work completed and covering in more detail
interview techniques, project planning and technical, ethical, and legal issues.
$300 ($220)* for both days
More about: Essentials of Oral History
This workshop is for anyone considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. It will provide information on 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. There will be plenty of hands-on practice! Our training is based on the principles enshrined in the National Oral History Association of NZ. NOHANZ’s Code of Ethical and Technical Practice, and international archival standards.
This is a two-day workshop with one month between sessions.
We also encourage applications to the Jack Ilott Oral History Education fund