Workshop: Capturing Memories - Oral History In The Digital Age
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Capturing Memories - Oral History In The Digital Age

  • Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta (map)
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A practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local community, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past.

Saturday 21st April 2018
at Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta NSW 2150

Bookings essential
Limited places 

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10:00 AM10:00

Oral history workshop, Queanbeyan Region Heritage Festival

Learn practical skills, tips and tricks for getting the most out of interviewing your family.

With oral historians Dr Alexandra Dellios  of the Australian National University and OH NSW, Bill Stephens OAM  who has created many recordings in the National Library of Australia’s oral history collection, John McGlynn of Queanbeyan Museum and Marion Meiske  who is currently collecting stories of Gundaroo.

FREE but bookings essential, by 26 April please:  ph 6285 6255.
Activities Room, Queanbeyan Library, 6 Rutledge Street

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Seminar – An Introduction to Oral History
11:00 AM11:00

Seminar – An Introduction to Oral History

  • Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney (map)
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Presented by Royal Australian Historical Society and Oral History NSW, this talk introduces attendees to the possibilities and pitfalls of ‘making memories’ or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. It asks why oral histories matter as an historical source, and explores the various ways in which they can be used. Hear Oral History NSW Vice President Dr Scott McKinnon, discuss the value of oral history and share examples from his own work.

Friday 4th May 2018 - 11am to 1pm
at Royal Australian Historical Society
History House
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Cost: $30 for non-members, $25 for members of RAHS or Oral History NSW.

Seats are limited - bookings are essential. 
Bookings are being managed by Royal Australian Historical Society.

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Enquiries: (02) 9247 8001 |

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Interpreting Memories - an advanced oral history workshop
10:30 AM10:30

Interpreting Memories - an advanced oral history workshop

 Alistair Thomson

Alistair Thomson

How do we make sense of the memories that we record as oral historians? How do we begin to transform stories into histories? In this workshop with oral historian Alistair Thomson we’ll consider a range of ways of approaching the interpretation of memories.

We’ll note the changing ways that researchers have used memory as a historical source. 
We’ll consider the factors that shape memory stories. 
We’ll try out narrative analysis with interview extracts (from Al’s interviews with migrants and war veterans) using the rich clues of sound, gesture, word and narrative form.

You’ll finish up brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for working with your own interviews (or other people’s interviews), armed with lists of further reading if you wish to deepen your understanding.

This interactive workshop with one of the world's leading experts in oral history is suitable for people who have some experience of oral history interviewing and who would like to deepen their skills in interpreting and analysing recorded interviews.

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