Oral History Victoria training workshops start in March, with full details and online booking (for the March and April workshops) via these OHV website links. All the workshops are on Saturdays at Emerald Hill Library in South Melbourne, 10-4, with a student concession fee:
- Introductory Workshop 1: Bringing history to life – an introduction to oral history interviewing (with Sarah Rood, March 18)
- Advanced Workshop 1A: Editing oral history audio with Audacity (with Sarah Rood, April 8)
- Introductory Workshop 2 (with Sarah Rood, 26 August)
- Advanced Workshop 2: Writing Oral History: Editing and Using Interview Transcripts for Publication (with Alistair Thomson, 2 September)
OHV Conference Grants for presenters at the Oral History Australia Conference in Sydney, 13-16 September. The deadline for submissions to present a paper is 28 February. The deadline for OHV conference grant applications is 1 May (two grants of up to $500, including at least one for a student oral historian).
New support group for Victorian oral historians: an Oral History Victoria Ideas and Skills Exchange (OHVISE = advice), will meet every second Tuesday, every second month, at the Moat café (176 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, by the State Library). A skilled OHV facilitator will be available to discuss oral history concerns and excitements with students and members. Starting Tuesday, 9 May, 5.30-6.30pm (with Al Thomson facilitating). Further details shortly via OHV website.
Oral History in a Digital Age – OHV Annual Symposium, Saturday 10 June, Museo Italiano, Carlton. A Call for Presenters will be issued shortly – but pencil in that date.
Australian Historical Association Conference – Australasian Oral History strand – Newcastle, 3-7 July. Presentation proposals must be submitted by 1 March 2017.