Oral historians from three exciting contemporary projects - all commended in the Oral History Victoria Awards for 2018 - will share their experience of making imaginative oral history in different media and how they coped with the technical, ethical or historical challenges posed in the creation of living histories.
Kirby Fenwick's audio documentary ‘The First Friday in February‘ tells the story of the first AFLW game, between Collingwood and Carlton in February 2017, through the memories of women who were in the stands.
Lee Valentine and Ryan Gustafsson produced Call Me by My Name, a series of moving and insightful podcasts with 10 trans and gender diverse people in and around Melbourne.
Rose Turtle Ertler's Light at the End is an oral history performance work where Rose asks refugees living in Victoria to respond to two intriguing questions, about a moment of light in their life and about what makes you strong.
Alistair Thomson, President of Oral History Australia, will facilitate the discussion. This seminar is run jointly with Oral History Victoria.
Bookings for this free event are now open. To reserve your seat, please complete the RSVP details at the foot of this page.
Pictured at the Oral History Victoria Awards announcement in 2018 are, from left: Rose Turtle Ertler, Ryan Gustafsson, Lee Valentine and Kirby Fenwick.
Image credit: Oral History Victoria
With thanks to the series sponsors, Monash University Publishing and the Monash University History Program:
and to the organising partners:
The seminar is part of an ongoing series, Making Public Histories, that is offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. Each seminar aims to explore issues and approaches in making public histories. The seminars are open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society. Click HERE to learn about other events in the series.
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