New Zealand Oral History Awards 2017


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New Zealand Oral History Awards 2016 are:

  • Belinda De Mayo – The Northern Maori Schools’ Project 1954-1959 Stage II, $11,000.00
  • Jon and Sue Monk – An Oral History of ADIS International Ltd,$9,000.00
  • Federated Mountain Clubs Mountain and Forest Trust – Federated Mountain Clubs & Mountain and Forest Trust OHP, $5,000.00
  • Angela Middleton – Booth Brothers of Kerikeri OHP,  $6,300.00
  • Frances Edmond – An Oral History of the Living Theatre Troupe 1970-76, $7,132.00
  • Elisapeci Samanunu Waqanivala – Indigenous Fijian women and men in Wellington, $2,060.00
  • Stephanie Tibble  – St Joseph’s Maori Girl’s College 150thAnniversary OHP, $9,375.00
  • Nadia Gush – Out and about: lesbian social life in the 1980s,$4,332.00
  • Pip Oldham – Butchers’ Stories OHP, Stage II, $8,240.00
  • Ruth Low – Stories from the Woolshed, $20,000.00
  • Grace Bateman and Paul Garbett – M.E. Voices: Young people living with an invisible disability, $9,975.00
  • Mike Smith – Rex Jones and Trade Union leadership in NZ 1983-2000, $5,298.00
  • Pacifica Mamas Arts Cultural Trust – Vaimutu Records 1985-2006, Cook Islanders and their journey in NZ through the music industry, $4,500.00.

Published here and read a related media release about the 2016 recipients:

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 War Memorial Museum: require a half-time curator of Documentary Heritage. The appointee will be responsible for delivering an oral history programme. ..more..

Oral History Winter School is a cross-disciplinary program in Hudson, New York, that offers training in oral history methodologies and documentary approaches using an immersive workshop format. We host foundational workshops as well as advanced training with short courses on topics such as memory loss, mixed ability interviewing, song collection, family history, and trauma narratives/testimony.
Suzanne Snider
Founder/Director, Oral History Summer School
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August 7-11: The 2017 UC Berkeley Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

by Cristina Kim

Oral History Australia Biennial National Conference 2017
Moving memories: oral history in a global world
Venue: SMC Conferene and Function Centre, Sydney Australia
Date: 13 – 16 September 2017
Call for papers flyer –
Important Dates:
Call for papers close – 31 January 2017
Registration opens – 31 March 2017

Contact: Conference Secretariat: DC Conferences, 02 9954 4400 or

Please join us for our 15th Annual Advanced Oral History Summer Institute!

The Oral History Center at UC Berkeley is accepting applications for its 15th Annual Advanced Oral History Summer Institute. Designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians, the weeklong institute provides participants with the tools to conduct and interpret research-focused interviews for a variety of applications. We will devote particular attention to how oral history can broaden and deepen historical interpretation and situate it within contemporary discussions on history, subjectivity, memory, and memoir. For more information vist us:

When: August 7-11, 2017
Where:  University of California, Berkeley
Apply online:
Early Bird Applications Due (discounted tuition): December 15, 2016
Regular Applications Due: April 15, 2017

Call for papers: Twelfth European Social Science History conference, Belfast, 4-7 April 2018, Oral history and life stories networks

The International Institute of Social History will organize the Twelfth European Social Science History conference in Belfast, 4-7 April 2018 at Queens University.
Oral History and Life Stories Network’s call for papers:
The Oral History and Life Stories Network brings together oral historians and life stories practitioners who use oral histories to explore memory, narrative and history.

Comments on the Boston 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:
An online discussion here

Seeking personal histories of women of the First World War

Jane Tolerton is working on a book about the women doctors, nurses, volunteers and writers who played a role in the war overseas.
Jane is the author of the best-selling book An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories. The book is largely based on oral histories that are now available at the Alexander Turnbull Library, as the World War I Oral History Archive. She also wrote the New Zealand Book Award-winning Ettie, a biography of safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout.

If you have diaries, letters, memoirs, and photographs of these women please contact her as she wants to produce a book that is full of personal stories and first-person accounts. It will be a female companion volume to An Awfully Big Adventure. Similarly, it will tell the story of the war chronologically through the eyes of New Zealand participants.

 Oral History Recording Agreement

Feedback on the revised NOHANZ Oral History Recording Agreement, the Explanatory Notes for Interviewers and Selecting a Repository is always welcome. Please contact a member of NOHANZ executive or comment via email.


To register your interest in upcoming oral history training workshops run by the Alexander Turnbull Library contact the Oral History Adviser


The Alexander Turnbull Library’s Abstracting Oral History Interviews: Guidelines (Draft 10, May 2012) is now available. Abstracters can request a copy by contacting the Oral History Adviser

Any feedback on the Guidelines would be very welcome.


The Association still has some copies of the book Maori and Oral History: a Collection published by Nohanz in 2005. To buy a copy please contact NOHANZ

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