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.

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


  • $105 non-members  
  • $95 Oral History NSW & RAHS members  
  • $135 attend the workshop and become a new member of Oral History NSW.

Morning & afternoon tea included.  
Bring your own lunch, or lunch can be purchased at nearby cafes.


Bookings essential   
Limited places   
Enquiries: Email Minna Muhlen-Schulte -   
Ph: (02) 8094 1239
No refunds for cancellations of less than 7 days; 90% refund if more than 7 days notice.

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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 37 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.

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 21st April 2018
Registration 9.30am
Workshop commences: 9.45am  
Workshop concludes: 4.30pm


Information and Cultural Exchange
8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta NSW 2150

Public Transport:

  • Approximately 15 minutes walk down Church Street from Parramatta Station and Bus Interchange, as well as from Parramatta Ferry Wharf
  • Trains (T1 Western Line, T5 Cumberland Line NSW Trainlink Blue Mountains Line, Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer) run to Parramatta Station and the Bus Interchange
  • Bus routes (T61, M54, M52) run from Parramatta station and stop near Church Street and Victoria Road intersection
  • Free Shuttle Bus 900 departs from Macquarie Street and stops at Church Street North and Prince Alfred Park on Church Street.


  • On-street, paid parking is available along Villiers Street (4P, 8am to 6pm Monday – Saturday)
  • The Fennell Street Car Park is located a 5 minute walk from I.C.E. on the corner of Fennell and Villiers Streets ($9 all-day parking)
  • Drivers with a Mobility Parking Scheme card displayed are entitled to park in a metered/ticketed area at no charge.


 Janis Wilton

Janis Wilton

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

Andrew Host

Andrew Host has been professionally immersed in audio for 37 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.