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The essentials of oral history research, Day 2: Recording Seriously — Westport

Date: Monday 28 June 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm
Cost: $300 or $220 for Community Service Card holders
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Oral history workshops — 2021 series
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An introduction to oral history methodology for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a two day course, with one month between days.

Practical introduction to oral history

An introduction to oral history methodology. Includes:

  • 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.

Attendance on both days is required and places are limited.

Day 1 Introduction to oral history — Monday 31 May 2021

Day 2 Recording seriously — Monday 28 June 2021

Book your spot

Email us to book a spot in this ever popular course — ATLoutreach@dia.govt.nz

Principles based training

Our training is based on the principles enshrined in the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ)’s Code of Ethical and Technical Practice, and international archival standards.

About the speakers

Lynette Shum is a Wellington-based Oral History Advisor with the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.

Helen Frizzell is a Dunedin-based freelance oral historian.

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Two women talking through car window.
Two unidentified women talking through car window. Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints. Ref: 1/2-205060-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.