Oral History NSW
Giving Voice to the Past
Giving Voice to the Past


RAHS/OH NSW – An Introduction to Oral History: Key Principles that Everyone Should Know

Presented by OH NSW President Anisa Puri and OH NSW Vice President Scott McKinnon. Cost: $30/$25. For more infomation and to buy tickets click here.

Interpreting Memories: An Advanced Oral History Workshop

Presented by Oral History NSW and the State Library of NSW

Alistair Thomson

How do we make sense of the memories that we record as oral historians? How do we begin to transform stories into histories? In this workshop with oral historian Alistair Thomson we’ll consider a range of ways of approaching the interpretation of memories.

We’ll note the changing ways that researchers have used memory as a historical source.
We’ll consider the factors that shape memory stories.
We’ll try out narrative analysis with interview extracts (from Al’s interviews with migrants and war veterans) using the rich clues of sound, gesture, word and narrative form.

You’ll finish up brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for working with your own interviews (or other people’s interviews), armed with lists of further reading if you wish to deepen your understanding.

This interactive workshop with one of the world's leading experts in oral history is suitable for people who have some experience of oral history interviewing and who would like to deepen their skills in interpreting and analysing recorded interviews.

Numbers are strictly limited.

Time and Place

Date: Saturday, 17th June, 2017
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm (Registration from 10am)
Location: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW
Cost: $70 (Oral History NSW members); $80 (Non-members)

This event is fully subscribed. There are no places available.

To be placed on a Standby list, please email membership@oralhistorynsw.org.au and please include your name and a phone number.
We will notify you if there are any cancellations and a place at the workshop becomes available for you.
Please note that there are already four people on the waiting list.