Workshops

Introduction to Oral History Workshop

The Introductory course presented by the Oral History Association of Australia (WA Branch) provides the foundations for those wishing to set up an oral history project – be it a family history, community history or university research project.

There are very clear guidelines that should be followed when conducting oral history interviews. This course covers the importance of ethical practice and informed consent when undertaking interviews.

The nitty gritty of putting your project together is discussed including:

  • ethics, defamation and the importance of clear guidelines and consent forms;
  • defining the project and the proposed outcomes;
  • setting up the interview;
  • contacting the Interviewee;
  • interview preparation and research;
  • the interview process and what is involved;
  • transcribing and finalising the interview.

Participants have the opportunity to conduct a practice interview in pairs and to discuss the interview experience. Where possible, practice is given on digital recording equipment.

Dates for 2015

  •  14 March, 6 June and 12 September
  • 9am – 4.30pm
  • Place: National Trust, The Old Observatory, 4 Havelock St,West Perth

For further information and registration please contact

 

Using Digital Recorders Workshop

These ‘hands on’ workshops help you to gain skills and confidence in using the Marantz PMD 660 and Marantz PMD 671 digital recorders that are available to members of the Oral History Association of Australia (WA Branch) and are used in many other West Australian organisations for recording oral histories.

General Information:

  • Places limited to 8 people
  • Prerequisite: Introductory Workshop

Topics covered:

  • using equipment to record and playback;
  • transferring sound files from recorder to computer;
  • burning to CD and/or DVD;
  • basic sound editing for PC and Mac.

Dates for 2015:

  •  4 July
  • Place:  National Trust, The Old Observatory, 4 Havelock St,West Perth

For further information and registration please contact:

 

Transcribing Workshop

You’ve recorded the interview – so what’s next

Would you like to transcribe those interviews you have been recording? Come along and learn the techniques to create a transcript to hand over to your interviewee with their recording.

Dates for 2014:

  • Saturday 6 September 2014 for 10.30am until 1.00pm
  • Perth City Library meeting room, Level One, 140 William Street, Perth

For further information and registration please contact:

  • Ph:08 9685 1274
  • email: ohaawa@gmail.com
Or

  • Joe Blake
  • Ph: 9291 5000
  • email: proword1@westnet.com.au

Payment for Workshops

Payment can be made by Cheque, Money Order, Electronic Transfer or Cash (if paying in person).

Payment to: The Oral History Association of Australia (WA Branch) Inc

Please mail payment and form to: Treasurer OHAA (WA), PO Box 1065, NEDLANDS WA 6909

OR

by electronic transfer to: BankWest; Mt Lawley, BSB: 306-076, Account number: 418051-0

Please identify your electronic payment by Workshop Name & Date Sent

Email: ohaawa@gmail.com to advise of your deposit