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Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$95 – $105

This event is in partnership with Oral History NSW

Join Oral History NSW and the Royal Australian Historical Society 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 Janis Wilton, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 39 years of 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 of 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 Oral History Handbook, available for purchase from Oral History Australia.

About the speakers:

  • Janis Wilton is a public and applied historian who, until her retirement in 2017, was based at the University of New England where she coordinated and taught into the university’s courses on local, family and applied history, and supervised research work in these areas.
  • Andrew Host has been professionally immersed in audio for 39 years, starting in commercial radio in Sydney, and then working a further 16 years in independent recording studios in the advertising industry. Since 2010, Andrew’s focus has been on audio preservation and enhancement.
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October 19, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$95 – $105


Oral History NSW
(02) 8094 1239


History House
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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(02) 9247 8001

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