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Oral history interviewing for beginners: training

March 25, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 1, 2023

Have you always wanted to learn how to create an oral history interview? Perhaps you want to record the memories of elders in your family or community? Are you wondering whether to record interviews remotely or face-to-face? This popular Oral History Victoria two-day online training workshop is for anyone who would like to learn how to prepare, conduct, record and document an oral history interview.

Facilitated by two of Australia’s most experienced oral history trainers, Sarah Rood and Al Thompson, and using Zoom technology, you will learn and practise essential interview techniques and discuss important ethical issues. The workshop will be limited to 16 participants to enable lively discussion and practical work in an online format. Participants will need a computer with Wi-Fi connection – the Zoom link will be provided, along with Zoom instructions.

Feedback from participants on this course 2020-2022:

‘The skills I learnt and the discussions that took place were invaluable’

‘I liked it that our activities really tested our comfort zones. It was just terrific.’

‘Al and Sarah are wonderful educators and facilitators!

‘A wonderful learning experience. I’ve definitely fallen in love with oral history too!’

‘I loved the course – learned so much on so many different levels, far more than I would have expected in 8 hours. Well done on awesome Zoom teaching.’

‘Thanks so much for providing us with such a great course. I have already promoted future courses to my friends.’

Training program and Trainer profiles

The training program can be found on the Event page.

Timing: the workshop takes place over two consecutive Saturdays.

On each workshop day (both Saturday 25 March and Saturday 1 April) the session will go from 9.30 – 4 pm with a lunch break from 12 – 1.15 pm.

Discounted tickets

The discounted member rate is available to current members of Oral History Victoria and other state associations of Oral History Australia. Note that institutional memberships entitle 3 members of an affiliated institution to benefit from the discounted member rate.

Tickets are released first to Victorian members of OHV on 27 January, then to interstate members of OHA affiliated oral history associations on 3 February and finally to non-members one month before the first workshop on 25 February. So get in early!

OHV reserves the right to cancel this event in the case of unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be made.

Bookings via Eventbrite (bookings open on 27 January for OHV members): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/online-training-oral-history-interviewing-for-beginners-tickets-522170133927

Remember that non-Oral-History-Victoria-members will only gain access to booking from 25 February.



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