Oral History NSW
Projects, Seminars and Workshops 2014
Seminars and workshops will be held at various locations in 2014
so be sure to check details.
Saturday 5 April, 2014
Enquiries to: 8094.1239
ORAL HISTORY NSW in collaboration with the
Listen to oral historians describe how they have created community oral history projects covering a local area, recreational fishing, a workplace and more.
Talking Fish: Oral histories of fishing on the Murray Darling River System,
Pauline Curby co-ordinated an oral history project for Ryde City Council, during the 1900s. She will explain the background to this project, how it was organised, the training of volunteers and reflect on how such a project might be organised today. Pauline has worked as a freelance professional historian since the early 1990s and has undertaken consultancies in oral history, environmental history and heritage, as well as writing a number of commissioned histories. Her publication Randwick won the NSW Premier’s Award (Regional and Community History), 2010. Pauline Curby is the recipient of the NSW History Fellowship, 2011 and is a member of the Professional Historians Association NSW.
Jodi Frawley interviewed fishers, indigenous communities, tourists and landholders, about their relationship with the Murray Darling Basin, their experiences of the river and its fish, and changes they have seen over the years. She will discuss the logistics and satisfactions of working on this environmental project, Talking Fish, in rural Australia. Jodi is an environmental historian whose interests include cultural landscapes, the aesthetics of rural towns, and the Sydney Botanic Gardens. She is currently a DECRA fellow at the Institute of Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology. Her current project 'Shoal Waters: estuary histories, local knowledge and sustainable fishing in Eastern Australia', traces the popular culture of fishing, fishing communities and conservation science in estuary worlds from the nineteenth century to the present.
Panel Co-ordinator Virginia Macleod has worked as a professional historian for nearly 20 years. Recently she has undertaken several commissioned oral history thematic projects, including two with a focus on migrant communities.
Oral History NSW program archives
Sat 23rd March, 2013 Seminar : Forgotten and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project conducted in collaboration with the State Library of NSW. A wide-ranging discussion on one of the most complex national oral history projects conducedt in the past decade. Presenters: Dr. Joanna Sassoon, Dr. Joanna Penglase, Jannine Baker, Roslyn Burge, Virginia Macleod, and Frances Rush
Sat 13th April, 2013 Shoalhaven Regional Workshop -Capturing Memories - a workshop introducing oral history theory and practice with Presenters :Francis Good, Trish Levido and Dianne Taylor
Sat. 29th June, 2013 Masterclass - Who Listens to Oral Histories? Lead by Professor Paula Hamilton, Creative Practices Group, University of Technology, Sydney; Co-director, Australian Centre for Public History
Sat. 3rd & 4th Aug. 2013 Oral History Experience Weekend - Orange and Central West NSW - Capturing Memories - Oral History in the digital age -practical workshop introducing Oral History theory and practice with Trish Levido and Tips on planning a local community Oral History project with Sandra Blamey.
Sat 12 Oct 2013 - Workshop introducing Oral History Theory and Practice