Oral History Workshops

The Oral History Centre of the Alexander Turnbull Library is offering workshops for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. The workshops are taught by Judith Fyfe, lawyer and oral historian, and held in the National Library Building, Aitken Street, Wellington.

The Essentials of Oral History Research
This is a two day course. For anyone undertaking an oral history project we recommend attending both days.

Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday, 20 September 2008, 8.45am-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 have one you intend to use for recording.  Exercises to be completed before Day Two will be discussed.                    Fee: $150 ($110)      Limit: 14

Day Two: Recording Seriously

Saturday, 18 October 2008, 8.45am-4.30pm

Recording Seriously builds on Day One: Introduction to Oral History, reviewing work completed and covering in more detail interview techniques, project planning and technical, ethical, and legal issues. Some experience in recording or processing oral history is necessary. Completion of an earlier Essentials course or a recent equivalent introductory course is required.                                                    Fee: $150 ($110)  Limit: 14

For further information concerning registration or funding, contact the Oral History Centre,
04-474 3162 or atl@natlib.govt.nz

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