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Seminar – An Introduction to Oral History

  • Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney 133 Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

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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About the speaker: 
Scott McKinnon is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong and the Vice President of Oral History NSW. An experienced oral historian, he has worked on a range of projects in universities and in community history groups. Scott is the author of Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community (Intellect, 2016). He is the Vice President of Sydney’s Pride History Group.