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The essentials of oral history research, Wellington — Day one: Introduction to oral history

Date: Saturday 10 August 2019, 8:45am to 4:30pm
Cost: For both days: $300 waged/ $220 Community Services Card holders
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

This is the first day of a two-day workshop. Day Two is on 14 September 2019. A practical introduction to oral history methodology.

Course dates

This is the first day of a popular two-day workshop, The essentials of oral history research.

The course is being held in Wellington on Saturday, 10 August and Saturday, 14 September.

The essentials of oral history research, Wellington — Day two: Recording seriously

What you'll learn

The day will include plenty of hands-on practice. On day one of this oral history course you'll learn 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.

National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ)’s Code of Ethical and Technical Practice

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.

Equipment provided

All equipment is provided and all participants receive comprehensive guides and resources and a certificate of attendance.

You need to attend both days of the course

Attendance on both days is required and places are limited.

About the speakers

Shona McMahon is a Wellington-based freelance oral historian, and Lynette Shum is Oral History Advisor for the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.

Black and white photo of a man and an emu.
Man tape recording Emu. K E Niven and Co :Commercial negatives,1971.Ref: 1/2-225681-F Alexander Turnbull Library.