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Essentials of Oral History workshop: Wellington

Date: Saturday 25 May 2019, 8:45am to 4:30pm
Cost: $300 ($200 for Community Services card holders or students not including Gold Card holders) for both days.
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops in Wellington. This two-day workshop is for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Considering using oral history?

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops in Wellington.

These workshops are for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Two-day workshop

This is a two-day workshop with one month between sessions.

The workshops will provide information on the essentials of oral history research including:
•methodology
•project planning
•best equipment
•interview techniques
•legal and ethical issues, and
•processing oral history, in order to make the material available for use.

There’ll be plenty of hands-on practice!

Day one: Introduction to oral history research

Saturday 13 April 2019 8.45am to 4.30pm

An introduction to oral history methodology. How to:
•plan an oral history project
•choose the best equipment
•achieve clear audio recordings
•select informants
•follow ethical procedures
•develop questioning techniques
•process oral history, and make the material available for use.

Bring a recorder if you already have one you intend to use for recording. If you are considering buying a recorder, please wait until after the workshop.

Day two: Recording serious

Saturday 25 May 2019 8.45am - 4.30pm

This day will build on the introductory course. Attendance at Day One is a prerequisite. We will:
•review work completed
•look in more detail interview techniques
•project planning, and
•technical, ethical and legal issues.

Oral History
Archibald Curry, NZ Broadcasting Unit, recording a message from a New Zealander on the Cassino Front, Italy. Photo George Bull. Ref: DA-05597-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.