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Join Oral History NSW for a practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local communities, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past. This popular and informative workshop will equip you to undertake your own 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.

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

This workshop builds on the OHA Oral History Handbook available for purchase for $25 (normally $35).

When: Saturday, 14th May 2016
Registration 9.30 am
Workshop commences: 9.45 am
Workshop concludes: 4.30 pm

Where: RAHS, History House
133 Macquarie St, Sydney

Cost: $105 non-members
$95 Oral History NSW & RAHS members
Morning & afternoon tea included.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.