Oral History NSW and the Royal Australian Historical Society are running 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. This workshop will be led by Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian, and Andrew Host, whose 35 years experience as a sound engineer can help researchers get quality recordings that will stand the test of time.
The workshop will also cover:
- 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
When: Saturday 11 March 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $95 Oral History NSW and RAHS members, $105 General.
Contact: (02) 8094 1239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Hello, my colleague Dr Breda Carty and I are keen on attending this workshop, however we both are deaf so we’d require Auslan interpreters to access the information. We would like to know if you would be able to accommodate us?
We have been delivering 1-week long workshops for interested participants on Deaf History in Australia and we cover a lot on interviews and oral history. This would be a good way to update on the methods with oral history.
Hi Darlene, Thanks for your comment. I have passed your query on to Oral History NSW. Hopefully they will get back to you soon. Cheers, Amy.