Friday, July 29, 2016

An Introduction to Oral History seminar

The RAHS and Oral History NSW (OHNSW) present ‘An Introduction to Oral History: key principles that everyone should know’ at History House on Thursday 18th August. 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.

Date and Time: Thursday 18th August @ 11am – 1pm
Cost: RAHS/OHNSW Members $25/Non-Members $30
Venue: History House – 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Click here for more information and details of how to book online.