Tuesday, 4 April 2017

ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

ORAL History tASMANIA presents An ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

10.00 am – 4.45 pm, Saturday 27 May 2017. Room 2, Glenorchy LINC, 4 Terry St.

The workshop will be conducted by Jill Cassidy of Oral History Tasmania and will cover all aspects of oral history practice. Topics include: interview technique, possible pitfalls, use of digital recorder, ethics, transcription & publication. Participants will be able to listen to interview excerpts and do practice interviews. Oral History Tasmania’s digital recorder, available for members to hire, will be demonstrated. Numbers are strictly limited and prior registration is essential for catering purposes.

PLEASE BRING A MEANS OF RECORDING IF POSSIBLE (borrowed, not bought).
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For catering purposes registration must be received by Wednesday 24 May.

Register with Oral History Tasmania by completing this form found via this link. 

Registration for workshop (includes lunch)
$40 members Oral History Tasmania
$50 non-members
$30 students

About Oral History Tasmania

Oral History Tasmania aims to:
  • promote the practice and methods of oral history
  • educate in the use of oral history methods
  • encourage discussion of all problems in oral history
  • foster the preservation of oral history record
  • pursue common objectives and maintain links with other Australian oral history associations through membership of Oral History Australia Inc.

All are welcome to join Oral History Tasmania. Our members have been involved in oral histories on all sorts of topics, such as the Hmong in Tasmania, the seafood industry, nursing and migration. Some members are interested in finding out more about family history, others in the history of the area in which they live.

About the speaker Jill Cassidy

Jill Cassidy has made an outstanding contribution to the cause of oral history in Australia for almost 30 years, undertaken both in a professional and voluntary capacity winning the Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History in 2015. 
Working at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in Launceston, Jill conducted oral histories which formed the basis of exhibitions to commemorate Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988. She later authored a number of publications  including  Launceston Talks: Oral Histories of the Launceston Community. As a result of the project’s success in documenting the history of northern Tasmania, Jill was appointed as the Museum’s first Oral Historian. She went on to initiate, manage and conduct further oral histories, exhibitions, publications and ran engaging and successful public programs. Jill firmly established the Museum’s collection and her commitment to recording and preserving interviews ensured the collection continued to grow and that oral history became an integral part of QVMAG exhibitions. Jill’s contribution here was exceptional. She was also a member of the Editorial Committee for The Companion to Tasmanian History.
Jill has played a central and critical role in Tasmanian oral history. She continues to be the heart of Oral History Tasmania and has generously mentored many Tasmanian Oral Historians. 


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