Workshop: Capturing Memories: Oral History In The Digital Age


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.

• introduction to oral history and the nature and 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.

Saturday, 13th April 2019
Registration 9.30 am
Workshop commences: 9.45 am
Workshop concludes: approximately 4.30 pm

History House
133 Macquarie Street, Sydney

• $105 non-members
• $95 Oral History NSW & RAHS members
• $135 attend the workshop and become a new member of Oral History NSW.
Morning & afternoon tea included.
Bring your own lunch, or lunch can be purchased at nearby cafes.

Workshop leaders will be Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 39 years’ experience as a sound engineer can help you get quality recordings that will stand the test of time.

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