Workshop: Capturing Memories - Oral History in the Digital Age


Workshop: Capturing Memories - Oral History in the Digital Age

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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.

Are you interested in recording the memories of your family, your community or your workplace? Then come along to this very popular and informative workshop to equip you to undertake oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Janis Wilton, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 39 years experience as a sound engineer can help you get quality recordings that will stand the test of time. Both are members of Oral History NSW.

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Topics include:

  • introduction to oral history and the nature and reliability of memory

  • preparing and structuring an oral history interview

  • ethical issues, ownership, copyright and appropriate documentation

  • choosing and using a digital recorder

  • processing the interview - preparing a summary log

  • interview transcription, aided by free downloadable software

  • saving sound files, storage and preservation

Reference notes provided.

When and Where:

Saturday 19th October 2019
Registration 9.30am
Workshop commences: 9.45am 
Workshop concludes: approximately 4.30pm


History House,
133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 

Public Transport

History House is approximately 300 metres from Martin Place Station and approximately half a kilometre from Wynyard , St James and Circular Quay Stations.


Parking is available next door to History House, at Secure Parking, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney for $25 flat rate


$105 non-members 
$95 Oral History NSW & RAHS members 
Morning & afternoon tea included. 
Bring your own lunch, or lunch can be purchased at nearby cafes.


Janis Wilton is a public and applied historian who, until her retirement in 2017, was based at the University of New England where she coordinated and taught into the university’s courses on local, family and applied history, and supervised research work in these areas.  A Life Member of Oral History NSW, a recipient of the Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History, and a past president and council member of the International Oral History Association, Janis shares her passion for oral history through active involvement in community based projects, research supervision, community workshops, and her own research and writing.

Andrew Host has been professionally immersed in audio for 39 years, starting in commercial radio in Sydney, and then working a further 16 years in independent recording studios in the advertising industry.

In 1998, Andrew moved into Compact Disc and DVD duplication, which also involved restoration of old audio and video. Since 2010, Andrew's focus has been on audio preservation and enhancement.

Andrew has been a member of Oral History NSW since 2012, and has been on the executive committee since 2013 where he now serves as Treasurer.


Booking essential  
Limited places  
Enquiries: Email -  
Ph: (02) 8094 1239

No refunds for cancellations of less than 7 days; 90% refund if more than 7 days notice.