Wellington Workshop: Day one Saturday 24 February

Day One: Introduction to Oral History

Saturday 24 February 2018
8.45am-4.30pm  at The Alexander Turnbull Library
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 oral history, 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.

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    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
    8.45am-4.30pm
    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
    Limit: 12

     

    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

  • 2020-07-03 - 2020-07-05 All day

      STOUT RESEARCH CENTRE

                                                 for New Zealand Studies

     CALL FOR PAPERS

    New Zealand Oral History Conference

     Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the

    National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

    Victoria University of Wellington

    3 – 5 July 2020

    Ko wai mātou?        Who are we?

     A common thread runs through the contemporary work of many philosophers, economists, geneticists, historians and novelists world-wide. Who are we? What unites us? What separates us?  As we in Aotearoa New Zealand grapple with the consequences of colonisation 250 years on, questions of personal and collective identity resonate on multiple levels. Do we share any form of collective identity?

    We invite papers that explore “who are we?” in different and interesting ways.

    • There are multiple social and cultural dimensions to identity – iwi/hapu, family, ethnicity, occupation, class, sexuality, generation, and gender among them.
    • How do we navigate the personal and collective multiplicity of identities that are part and parcel of everyday life?
    • In what ways are these identities perceived to overlap?
    • How do we negotiate conflicting identities?
    • Past or present – which matters more when considering who we are?
    • Are our life narratives our self-identities?

    Through the medium of interviews and life narratives oral historians are able to record a rich diversity of perspectives and make a contribution to understanding the question “Ko wai mātou?” or “Who are we?”.

     Keynote speakers include:

    (Waskam) Emelda Davis, founding member and chairwoman of Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) in Sydney, speaking on ‘Children of the Sugar Slaves’.

     and

     Na Li, Research Fellow and Professor in the Department of History, Zhejiang University, China, speaking on “Oral History, Public Memory, and Political Identity: A Transnational Dialogue”. To be confirmed.

     Workshops:

    There will be workshops on Friday 3 July at the National Library, Wellington.

     To submit a proposal

    Please send a title, 200-word (maximum) abstract, and a brief (two sentence) biography:

    To:  Stout-centre@vuw.ac.nz

    By:  Saturday 18 April 2020

    In all cases, to assist with later programme planning, please indicate clearly the focus of your paper within the broad theme. You will be notified by the end of April whether your paper has been accepted.

    Registration for the conference will open on Monday 4 May 2020.

    If you have any questions about the conference, please contact:

     Anna Green:  anna.green@vuw.ac.nz

    or

    Anna Packer: nohanzexec@gmail.com

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