Events

Upcoming oral history events in Adelaide, South Australia in 2019:

Daring to be different exhibition
This exhibition explores LGBT lives from the 1950s to the present, and focuses on the challenges that LGBT people have faced, as well as their contributions and achievements. Oral History Australia SA/NT workshop participants have been involved in developing the exhibition. Migration Museum, Adelaide. 1 May to 24 November 2019.  10 am – 5pm daily.  Free entry.

Introduction to Oral History Workshop: Learn how to record professional interviews. Saturday 2 November, 2019 at the State Library of South Australia (Hetzel Room in the Institute Building).

Past events

Oral History Australia 40th Anniversary Lecture.  Forty Years On: The Transformations of Oral History, to be delivered by Professor Alistair Thomson.  Tuesday 17 September 2019, 5.00 pm for a 5.30 pm start, Torrens Parade Ground Building, off Victoria Drive, Adelaide.

Oral History Australia SA/NT AGM with guest speaker Dr Carolyn Collins, on 9 August 2019 at the State Library of South Australia.  Carolyn’s presentation will be on Protests with my Mum: Family, Memory, and Activism, about a group of Sydney mothers who formed the grassroots Save Our Sons movement to protest the Vietnam War.

Workshop: Turning Oral History Interviews into a Prize-Winning Book.
Saturday 13 July 2019, at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus.

The love that dared not celebrate its name!
Listen to stories of rainbow lives recorded as part of an oral history project aiming to capture the lived experience of South Australian rainbow elders; lives traversing closeted days of criminalisation, discrimination and repression into a more accepting 21st century.  The project evolved from ECH-sponsored oral history workshops in collaboration with Oral History Australia SA/NT and the State Library of South Australia. Thursday 30 May 2019, 5 pm – 7 pm, at the Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide.

History of the people, by the people, for the people
This event will showcase the fascinating and diverse projects undertaken by volunteers in a joint Oral History Australia SA/NT, ECH and State Library program to learn oral history interviewing and multimedia techniques.  Hear group members share their experiences and interviews with older lesbians, gay men, gardeners and social innovators. Wednesday 15 May 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide

Growing the social fabric: an oral history presentation
This oral history project looks at the origin and current development of the Grow, Grow, Grow Your Own gardening workshop group, based in Unley.  Seven members of the coordinating committee were interviewed about the relevance of the group to current social and environmental issues – including social inclusion, community interaction, active ageing, food security, and climate change.  Excerpts from the interviews are included in the poster presentation. 13 May – 17 May 2019 at Unley Civic Library, 181 Unley Road, Unley.

Learn how to make multimedia products using your oral history recordings. Saturday 27 April 2019, at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus.

Introduction to Oral History Workshop: Learn how to record professional interviews.  Monday 1 April, 2019 at the State Library of South Australia.

Ethical Storytelling workshop.  Many people write other people’s stories: family historians, advocates wishing to be a voice for the voiceless, charity employees writing success stories to pull in donor dollars. What ethical questions arise when writing these kinds of stories, and how might one answer them? Monday 18 February, 2019, at the State Library of South Australia.

Introduction to Oral History Workshop: Learn how to record professional interviews. Saturday 3 November, 2018 at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus.

Oral History Australia SA/NT AGM with guest speaker Rachel Harris, 10 August 2018 at the State Library of South Australia. Rachel will talk about her oral history project on the lives of civilian women on South Australia’s home front during World War II.

Advanced Oral History Workshop: Learn how to make multimedia products using your oral history recordings. Monday 9 July 2018, at the State Library of South Australia.

Introduction to Oral History Workshop: Learn how to record professional interviews. Tuesday 10 April 2018, at the State Library of South Australia.

Planning a community oral history project, Friday 16 February 2018, at the State Library of South Australia.  Gain insight into what issues you need to consider when undertaking a community oral history project.  Find out from Neville Clark of Disk Edits about how can you play your oral history recordings in indoor or outdoor audio installations. Friday 16 February 2018, at the State Library of South Australia.

Introduction to Oral History Workshop, 6 November 2017 at the State Library of South Australia. Learn how to record professional interviews.

State History Conference, 6-8 October, 2017 at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens.

Advanced Oral History Workshop on 5 October, 2017 at the State Library of South Australia. Learn how to make multimedia products using your oral history recordings.

Book launch. The Adelaide launch of the book Australian Lives: an Intimate History will be held on 9 September, 2017 at the State Library of South Australia. Guest speakers will discuss their involvement in the Australia Generations Oral History Project that forms the basis of the book.

Oral History Australia SA/NT AGM with guest speaker Greg Mackie, CEO of the History Trust of South Australia on 1 August 2017 at the State Library of South Australia.