SYMPOSIUM — THE EVOLUTION OF ORAL HISTORY
Geelong, Saturday June 21
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend The Evolution of Oral History Symposium at Deakin University, Geelong on 21 June.
Details of the symposium, including a link to book your registration and any easy relaxed way to travel to Geelong, are in the attached brochure.
Please feel free to pass it on and share it with your colleagues.
NOTE NEW START TIME: 10.30am. (Tea and coffee from 10.00am). Finishing 4.30
(Remember, trust everything in the flyer EXCEPT the start and end times!)
‘BEHIND THE WIRE’ EXHIBITION
If you’re heading up Longreach way between now and the end of October, call in to the Qantas Founders Museum to see the documentary (words and photos) by OHAA (Vic) member Susan Gordon-Brown.
It throws very personal light on the experiences of Vietnam vets.
OUR AGM, 18 September
Please make sure you enter the OHAA VIC AGM date of 18 September (6pm-9pm) on your calendar.
The venue is the Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre, South Melbourne.
Our speaker, Ken Berryman will be offering reflections on nine years of managing an Oral History Program for the National Film and Sound Archive.
We will send more details plus the agenda, previous minutes and proxy voting and nomination forms closer to the date.
In the meantime we ask that you read the following letter and attachments.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the AGM
Oral History Association of Australia (Victoria Branch) Inc
MEANTIME, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU’VE READ THIS NEWS ITEM, regarding intended changes to our constitution:
USING THE SPOKEN WORD: AN ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP
With Sarah Rood and Alistair Thomson
Sunday 21 September, 9.45-4.30, Emerald Hill Heritage Centre, South Melbourne
What do you need to do so that you can make best use of your oral history interviews? This day workshop, presented by two leaders in the field, will explore issues and introduce techniques for using the spoken word.
In the morning, Al will outline the range of approaches to creating textual ‘finding guides’ which enhance access to audio or video interviews (including summaries, interview logs and transcripts), and you will experiment with creating your own transcripts in poetry and prose.
In the afternoon, Sarah will demonstrate software and techniques for sound editing digital oral history interviews, and you will practice editing your own or other sound files.
You should bring your own laptop, memory stick and headphones to the workshop, and you should download Audacity and Express Scribe software (both free online) onto your laptop before the workshop (any troubles with Audacity, email firstname.lastname@example.org). Tea, coffee and biscuits provided, but bring your own lunch or buy locally.
PRESENTERS: Sarah Rood is a Director of Way Back When – Consulting Historians, who specialises in commissioned and community history. Alistair Thomson is Professor of History at Monash University and co-editor of The Oral History Reader.
9.45 Introductions and aims
10.00 Documenting interviews and creating finding aids (Al)
11.00 Tea break
11.30 Creating transcripts in poetry and prose (Al)
12.30 Lunch break
1.30 Sound editing 1 (Sarah)
3.00 Tea break
3.30 Sound editing 2 (Sarah)