Oral History Victoria's newsletter - Dec 2018


Welcome to the latest issue of Rewind - the last for 2018. This electronic version of our member newsletter brings together all the latest news from our website, Facebook page and beyond. You are receiving this newsletter because you are an OHV member or have subscribed. You can unsubscribe at any time (link in footer). If you have any trouble accessing this newsletter or have any feedback, please contact us at  Enjoy.

Judy Hughes, Editor

Upcoming events

Oral History Victoria
We are currently working on our 2019 events program, but here's a sneak peek. Specific dates are yet to be confirmed. We're hoping to have a full program available in February.
  • 26 Feb 2019 - First Ideas & Skills Exchange for the year
  • Mar 2019 - Introductory and advanced oral history workshops
  • Jun 2019 - Annual symposium
For further information and bookings for our events go to our website:

Grants to attend 2019 OHA Biennial Conference

Oral History Victoria is offering four grants of up to $750 each to OHV members, including at least one student member, presenting a paper at the 2019 Oral History Australia Biennial Conference, ‘Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories’, 10-13 October 2019 in Brisbane.

The deadline for submissions to present a conference paper is 1 March 2019. Find out more about the conference and the Call for Presentations at Click on the 'read more' button below for further information about the OHV grants.

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OHV awards

Congratulations to Kirby Fenwick (pictured left) whose audio documentary ‘The First Friday in February‘ took out the 2018 Oral History Victoria Award at our awards and annual general meeting night on 25 October 2018. Find out more about Kirby's project and the work of our other 2018 finalists.

OHV Committee

The Oral History Victoria Committee has some new faces following the annual general meeting on 25 October 2018.

Dr Francesco Ricatti of Monash University is the new branch president following the departure of Susan Faine. The new committee comprises: Francesco Ricatti (President), Alistair Thomson (Vice President), Geraldine Fela (Secretary), Jodie Boyd (Treasurer), Marie Nunan (Membership), Jessica Ferrari (Website & social media), Judy Hughes (Publicity & Rewind Editor), Elizabeth Triarico (Events Coordinator) and Ron Lambert (Regional Liaison).

Many thanks to our departing committee members Susan Faine, Ken Berryman, Michael Green and Rochelle Lade.

We are, however, still looking for some additional committee members. If you are interested in helping the branch with events and/or communications please contact us at

New books by oral historians

Cover of book Deviot Talks

Author: Jill Cassidy, Oral History Tasmania President

Subject: The history of the Tasmanian town of Deviot.

RRP $35

Yes Yes Yes

Authors: Alex Greenwich and Dr Shirleene Robinson, Oral History NSW President

Subject: The campaign for marriage equality in Australia

RRP $29.99

Online round-up

Best practice Memory studies
  • Video: Watch a lecture by Elizabeth Loftus, professor of psychology and law at the University of California, on the 'fiction of memory' and why we can't always trust our own mind.
Digital stories
  • See digital stories produced as part of the QANZAC program run by the State Library of Queensland.
  • The Southern Oral History Program, housed at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina is inviting producers to use its  interviews to create new and thought-provoking short-form audio documentaries, sound art, sonic experiments, and aural landscapes. Find out more.
Deadlines - conferences
  • 14 December 2018 - Call for Papers  - 2019 Oral History Society Annual Conference, Swansea, Wales. Theme: Work: Recording Change in Working Lives.
  • 31 January 2019 - Call for Papers - 2019 Korean Oral History Association Tenth Anniversary Conference. Theme: Beyond ‘Oral History’ and Back to Oral Histories.
  • 3 February 2019 - Call for Papers - 2019 Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. Theme: Pathways in the Field: 
    Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.
  • 15 February 2019 - Early Bird Registration closes - 2019 Museums Galleries Australia National Conference.  Theme: Our People, Our Places, Our Practices.
  • 1 March 2019 - Call for Presentations - 2019 Oral History Association Biennial Conference, Brisbane. Theme: Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories.
Deadlines - journals
  • 31 January 2019 - Call for Papers  - International Oral History Association Journal, Words and Silences . Theme: Memory and Narration.
  • 31 March 2019 (articles for peer review), 31 May 2019 (non-peer-review articles), 1 April 2019 (reviews) - Call for Papers - Oral History Australia Journal 2019. Theme: Oral History and the Emotions.
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Oral History Australia

OHV members also have access to the benefits of our national organisation including our national journal.
Check out the OHA website or go directly to these pages:

National committee
At the last annual general meeting of Oral History Australia in later October Alistair Thomson of OHV was reappointed as President, Jill Cassidy from Tasmania as Vice President, Kyra Edwards from Western Australia as Treasurer and David Sweet from South Australia as Secretary. Special thanks was noted to Jill Adams from Victoria as the outgoing treasurer. Al Thomson is Victoria's delegate to the national committee with Judy Hughes nominated as the alternate representative.

WA Branch
The Western Australian branch of OHA is currently building a new website. A temporary website for the branch is available via the national website at
OHA website
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