24 August & 28 September 2019 Intro to Oral History: Duneden

The essentials of oral history research, Dunedin — Day one: Introduction to oral history
A two-day practical introduction to oral history methodology.

Date: Saturday, 24 August, 2019
Time: 8:45am to 4:30pm
Cost: For both days: $300 waged/ $220 Community Services Card holders
Location: Hocken Library, Otago University, 90 Anzac Avenue, North Dunedin
Contact Details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Course dates
This is the first day of a popular two-day workshop, The essentials of oral history research.

The course is being held in Dunedin on Saturday, 24 August and Saturday, 28 September.

The essentials of oral history research, Dunedin — Day two: Recording seriously

What you’ll learn
The day will include plenty of hands-on practice. On day one of this oral history course you’ll learn how to:

plan an oral history project
choose the best equipment
achieve clear audio recordings
select informants
follow ethical procedures develop questioning techniques
process oral history, and make the material available for use.
National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ)’s Code of Ethical and Technical Practice
Our training is based on the principles enshrined in the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ)’s Code of Ethical and Technical Practice, and international archival standards.

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

You need to attend both days of the course
Attendance on both days is required and places are limited.

About the speakers
Helen Frizzell is a Dunedin-based freelance oral historian, and Lynette Shum is Oral History Advisor for the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.

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    How to plan an oral history project, choose the
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    8.45am-4.30pm
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    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

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