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Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

Oral History NSW are hosting another 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 a workshop that can equip you to undertake oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 35 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

When: Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm.
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $105 General, $95 Oral History NSW & RAHS members. Morning & afternoon tea included.
Contact: 02 8094 1239 or Cheryl Ware