Oral History Tasmania

Oral History Tasmania

What is oral history?

Oral history is the recording of memories of people's unique life experiences. Often the only way to find out about the past is to ask someone who knows about it.

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How to do oral history

Oral History Tasmania encourages everyone to learn the best way of doing oral history.
Oral History Tasmania holds regular workshops.

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Coming Events

Oral History Workshop

The next oral history workshop will be held 10.00 – 4.45 on Saturday 27 May 2017 at the Glenorchy LINC, 4 Terry St, Glenorchy.  Full details and a registration form are available here.

Oral History seminar

An oral history seminar will be held at the Queen Victoria Museum, Inveresk, Launceston on Saturday 5 August. Further details will be available in coming months.

Other Events

The next biennial national conference will be held in Sydney 13–16 September 2017. The theme is ‘Moving Memories: Oral History in a Global World’. Further details can be found at the conference website
The deadline for proposals for papers, roundtables and lightning sessions has been extended to 28 February 2017. A flyer can be found here.
Registrations open on 31 March.
The twentieth biennial International Oral History Association Congress, ‘Memory and Narration’, will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 18–21 June 2018. See the website for further details.

Committee meetings

Members are welcome to attend committee meetings: monthly on Thursdays at the Queen Victoria Museum, Inveresk, Launceston.





Good quality digital recording equipment is available for hire to members of Oral History Tasmania. It comes complete with lapel microphones, easy-to-follow instructions and USB cord for downloading the interview to your computer.

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Membership of Oral History Tasmania entitles you to the hire of equipment, discounts on all functions and publications, three issues a year of Oral History Tasmania’s newsletter, Real to Reel…

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