Oral history workshops (Palmerston North), September/October

Venue:  Palmerston North Central Library
Tutors: Lynette Shum and Hugo Manson

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops in Palmerston North.  These workshops are for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

This is a two-day course, limited to 12 participants (first in first served!). You will need to bring your own lunch, or there are options close by.


Day One

Saturday 9 September 2017
8.45am – 4.30pm

An introduction to oral history methodology.

How to plan an oral history project, choose the best equipment, achieve clear audio recordings, select informants, follow ethical procedures, develop questioning techniques, process oral history, and make the material available for use. Bring a recorder if you have one you intend to use for recording.


Day Two

Saturday 7 October 2017
8.45am – 4.30pm

Recording Seriously.

This workshop will build on the introductory course, reviewing work completed and covering in more detail interview techniques, project planning and technical, ethical, and legal issues.


All equipment will be provided, however if you have a recorder you intend to use for your interviews, please bring this.

Participants will receive comprehensive guides and resources.

Use the website links above to find out more information and access enrollment forms.

For further inquiries please contact: heritage@pncc.govt.nz or phone (06) 351 4100 ext. 7377.