Welcome to Oral History Victoria (OHV)
OHV is a state member of Oral History Australia (OHA) which began in 1978. OHV encourages a vibrant and informed oral history community, providing opportunities to learn, discuss, and contribute to this dynamic practice. President Alistair Thomson recently noted that our most important task is to create a lively calendar of events which will excite and engage novice oral historians while also offering cutting edge professional development for experienced oral historians. We invite you to become a member or renew your membership and participate in upcoming events. We look forward to having you with us.
What is Oral History?
Oral history is the recording of people’s memories of their unique life experiences. The recording is a two-way process in which someone shares memories with an interviewer who has carefully planned the recording process and interview. Oral history preserves voices, accents and vocabularies of individuals interviewed. It has an increasingly wide range of uses including historical and social research, family, institution and business histories, radio documentaries and museum displays.
Dr Melissa Walsh and Elena Balcaite, OHV Symposium, June 2016
Call for Papers: Working with Memories: Australasian Oral History Strand at the Australian Historical Association 36th Annual Conference Newcastle, Australia Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July 2017 This strand will bring together presenters from Australia and New Zealand...read more
This year the OHV judges have shortlisted four wonderful entries. Each of the shortlisted entries is Highly Commended for innovation in creating and using oral history. These are outstanding examples of projects that are working with memories to make histories with...read more