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Nominations for Oral History Australia‘s Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History have been opened for 2017. The award was first awarded in 2006 to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of oral history in Australia.

The recipient will be deemed by the National Committee of Oral History Australia to have made an outstanding contribution oral history in Australia over a considerable period of time and various relevant activities. These include:

  • Promotion and raising of awareness of oral history, within the oral history profession, with historians, with organisations and within the general community.
  • Volunteer work with communities, not-for-profit groups and with oral history associations.
  • Initiation of and contribution to oral history projects documenting Australia’s past and contemporary history.
  • Recording and documentation of oral history.
  • Preservation and archiving of oral history collections.
  • Research involving assessing oral history.
  • Publication of papers, journal articles and books.
  • Education and/or teaching including conduct of seminars and workshops.
  • Mentoring
  • Such other contributions to oral history considered worthy of recognition.

The Award is not restricted to members of Oral History Australia, and anyone can make a nomination. The award will be presented at the Oral History Australia Conference Sydney 13-16 September 2017.

Nominations close Friday 30 June 2017.

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