Join us for another stimulating seminar program in collaboration with the State Library of NSW
Saturday 12 May 2012 9.45 am registration 10 am to 12.30 pm
Note Venue: Dixson Room Ground Floor, Mitchell Library State Library of NSW
Cost: $40 includes morning tea OHAA Members $30
Please note that no refunds are available for cancellations of less than seven days notice;
90% refund if more than seven days notice. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Memory and remembering Dr. Janis Wilton
At the core of oral history interviews are the memories people are willing to share. In family history, these include memories of events, people and places relating to the family as well as the experiences that shape an individual’s life story. What is the nature of these family memories? What influences them? How are they reconstructed? What and why do people remember and not remember? How do we, as oral history interviewers, tap into these memories to create interviews that are rich in descriptions and insights? Dr. Janis Wilton is an award winning public and oral historian based at the University of New England.
Also meet three oral historians Di Ritch, Michael Clarke and Laurel Wraight who will speak about their experiences with family history projects followed by a general discussion moderated by Janis Wilton.