Oral History Victoria's newsletter - Jun 2019


Welcome to Rewind, our member newsletter, which 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
  • 16 Jun 2019 - Annual OHV symposium - Oral history interviewing - details, bookings
  • 30 Jul 2019 - Ideas & skills exchange, The Moat - details
  • 24 Aug 2019 - Introductory oral history workshop - details
  • 07 Sep 2019 - Advanced workshop - Oral history & photographs - details
  • 24 Oct 2019 - AGM and awards night
Oral History Australia
  • 10-13 Oct 2019 – 2019 OHA Biennial Conference – find out more
For further information and bookings for our 2019 events go to our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

OHV Annual Symposium - Sunday 16 June

Our 2019 Symposium is approaching fast! If you want to learn more about the interviewing process make sure to book your place. Check out theThe program and presentation abstracts  on our website

unch and afternoon tea are provided and you can take the opportunity to visit the new exhibition at the Museo Italiano - 'The Knights of Vittorio Veneto in Australia' which is based on oral history content.

When: Sunday 16 June 2019, 10 am to 3.30 pm
Where: Co.As.It., Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
Theme: 'Oral history interviewing: old and new challenges'
Hashtag: #ohv2019symposium
Bookings: Go to Eventbrite for bookings


National Conference Bursary Recipients

Congratulations to Annabelle Baldwin, Gretel Evans, Geraldine Fela and Naomi Frost who were recently selected to receive OHV bursaries to attend the Oral History Australia 2019 Conference in Brisbane 10-13 October.
Find out more about the conference on the OHA website. Registrations will be opening soon.

We're on Twitter!

Oral History Victoria is now on Twitter so if you're a #twitterstorian make sure you follow our account @OralHistoryVic and spread the word to all your friends. We'll be the using the hashtag #ohv2019symposium at this year's OHV symposium.

We're also on Facebook. Go to @oralhistoryvictoria

Did you miss out on Doug Boyd?

Our recent workshop with technology guru Doug Boyd was one of our best-attended events and received a very positive response from participants. If you couldn't attend, stay tuned! We audio-recorded the 3-hour event and intend to use some of the content for a podcast series or online presentation. We'll be working with Doug, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, to make this happen. 

Hazel de Berg award 

Nominations for the 2019 Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is 1 August 2019 and the awardee will be announced during the 2019 OHA Conference in Brisbane.

Access the nomination form from the OHA website.  The photo, right, shows Hazel de Berg's daughter Diana Ritchie with the 2017 awardee Karen George.

New OHA Journal editors - seeking feedback

The Oral History Australia Journal's two new editors, Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy  from the University of Melbourne and Dr Skye Krichauff from the University of Adelaide, are seeking feedback from members as they review current access arrangements and plan for the future.

Find out more about their plans on the OHA website. If you have comments or suggestions about the journal please send them to the editors via email: and

Online round-up - news from near & far

  • Dr Gemmia Burden has been awarded the inaugural John Oxley Library Honorary Fellow for her project Private lives, public knowledge: Gendered collecting and intimacies of place in Queensland c. 1842-1900. Gemmia is the reviews editor for the OHA Journal. Find out more.
Oral history resources
  • The National Library of Australia has just launched its Australian Web Archive – a massive, freely-accessible collection of content that provides a historical record of the development of world wide web content in Australia over more than two decades. Find out more.
  • Sarah Rood of Way Back When Consulting Historians has made a 7-minute instructional video for The Australian Museums & Galleries Association Victoria introducing the craft of oral history for newcomers. Check it out on You Tube.

Oral history overseas
  • One of the hottest shows on television at the moment 'Chernobyl' is based on an oral history project. Find out more.
  • The United Kingdom-based Oral History journal recently published a special issue on parenting co-edited by Carla Pascoe Leahy (University of Melbourne) and Alistair Thomson (Monash University). Find out more.
  • The Columbia Center for Oral History has just won the dream job - selection to conduct the official oral history of the Obama presidency. Find out more.
  • The Oral History Review has published a number of tributes to prominent American oral historian Ronald Grele. Find out more.
  • Lessons from the Belfast Project -  Discussion of Patrick Raden Keefe’s book, Say Nothing and issues of security in oral history and journalism. Find out more.
  • Circa, the journal of Professional Historians Australia, is seeking contributions for its next issue. The deadline for abstracts is 31 July 2019. Find out more.
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