Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Royal Australian Historical Society/OHNSW: An Introduction to Oral History – key principles that everyone should know

RAHS/OHNSW: An Introduction to Oral History

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. It asks why they matter as an historical source and how they stand in relation to the traditional written newspapers and archives. Come along and hear Oral History NSW President Professor Paula Hamilton discuss the value of oral history and share examples from her own oral history practice. Paula will discuss its value in particular circumstances and whether it is suitable for local and family historians to add to their existing expertise with this historical method. Paula will also share examples from her own work on local places in suburbs of Sydney.

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm   
History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney