Indigenous Oral Histories – An RAHS/Oral History NSW joint seminar

From community-driven and university-based projects, to the collecting initiatives of libraries, archives and museums, the oral history work being undertaken with Indigenous communities across Australia is extensive. In this seminar, you’ll hear from Associate Professor Heidi Norman, who has expertise in conducting research about Aboriginal land rights, Dr. Dino Hodge, an activist and academic renowned for his explorations of Indigenous Australian queer histories, and archivist Kirsten Thorpe, who leads the Indigenous Services team at the State Library of NSW. The … Read More

RAHS WINTER 2017 CALENDAR RELEASED

Regional Seminar

Explore the many events that make up our Winter calendar – download the PDF version here http://bit.ly/2rio2th or from the RAHS website http://www.rahs.org.au/events-overview/ We have something for everyone this Winter – learn how to access and use Land Title Records, tour Victoria Barracks, Millers Point or the Art Gallery of NSW, attend a seminar at State Archives and Records NSW on building research skills, and be part of our regional seminars in Moree and the Central Coast, funded by Arts … Read More

SAVE THE DATE! ORAL HISTORY AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE

The Oral History Australia Conference is being held in Sydney from 13th-16th September 2017. The conference theme, ‘Moving memories: Oral history in a Global World’ promises to stimulate interesting discussion amongst participants. International guest speakers include Indira Chowdhury (India) and Dalia Leinarte (Lithuania). Learn about current work in oral history in Australia and overseas, explore how it makes a contribution, and exchange ideas with others; To learn about how oral history is being used in different ways across museums, galleries, … Read More

ADDITION TO THE RAHS 2017 SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

A new event has been added to the RAHS Summer 2017 Calendar of Events – ‘An Introduction to Oral History: Key Principles that Everyone Should Know’. The RAHS and Oral History NSW (OHNSW) present ‘An Introduction to Oral History: Key Principles that Everyone Should Know’ at History House on Friday 21st April. This talk introduces historians of all kinds to the possibilities and pitfalls of ‘making memories’ or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. … Read More

RAHS SUMMER 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED!

calendar events

Our Calendar of Events for the summer season has just been released. We have excursions to Government House, the Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum/YHA Big Dig Site planned (numbers are limited so book early to secure your place). Guest speakers at History House will present a range of history topics, including the occupational pursuits of Greek-Australians, New South Wales and the Great War, and the life of Marie Byles – the first female solicitor of NSW, … Read More

Hammertime! Blacksmithing students bang it out at Eveleigh Workshops

Since March of this year, Guido Gouverneur and his team at Be a Blacksmith have been introducing people from all walks of life to the world’s oldest trade at the Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops in Redfern, the same workshops that produced the trains of Sydney’s steam era. Courses range from one day and weekend classes to 8 week intensives and are open to beginners and craft professionals wanting to learn a new discipline. Beginning Thursday June 9, Metalwork for Sculpture covers … Read More

Furnishing Your Ancestor’s House

Join us next Wednesday 18th May for the next join RAHS/WEA Lecture with RAHS Senior Vice President Christine Yeats: FURNISHING YOUR ANCESTOR’S HOUSE Biographical and family history is much more than lists of names and genealogical charts. It is about getting to know the person by exploring their lives, and the context in which they lived. One of the ways you can do this is through research into their homes and possessions. Christine Yeats will draw on case studies and … Read More

ACCREDITED ORAL HISTORY TRAINING – WINTER SCHOOL IN BROOME

Enjoy a unique Broome experience at the Goolarri Media Enterprises (GME) oral history winter school. Oral History Australia National Training Convenor and OHAA WA remote committee member Elaine Rabbitt has developed the oral history training package, drawn from the wealth of oral history teaching materials that are available in Australia and overseas. The winter school comprises three consecutive workshops with assessments to be completed. GME’s professional sound recordist, Arthur Hunter will be available to give participants advice on the recording … Read More