2015  7-9 September Perth, Western Australia


2013   Adelaide, South Australia

She Said He Said: Reading Writing and Recording History

The Oral History Association of Australia, History SA and the University of South Australia hosted this conference in September 2013, which brought together professional, academic, community and oral historians.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Rina Benmayor's  Re-imagining Salinas’ Chinatown: A ‘third space’ oral history walking tour.
Audio/video presentations may be downloaded here


2011   Melbourne, Victoria    Communities of Memory 

Emphasis has been placed on memory as an increasingly significant resource for many different types of communities: for survivors of natural catastrophe and human-made disaster; in country towns dealing with demographic and environmental change; for cities and suburbs in constant transformation; in the preservation of special places or the restitution of human rights; for the ‘Forgotten Australians’ and ‘Stolen Generations’; for migrants and refugees creating new lives; among virtual communities sharing life stories online. Memories are used to foster common identity and purpose, to recover hidden histories and silenced stories, to recall change in the past and advocate change in the present, to challenge stereotypes and speak truth to power. The concept of ‘community’ can be enlisted for change or conservatism; ‘communities of memory’ can be inclusive and empowering, or exclusive and silencing. 
The keynote speakers:
Stephen High, Chair in Public History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Montreal
Nathalie Nguyen Australian Research Fellow, University of Melbourne 
Peter Read Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, University of Sydney


2009   Launceston, Tasmania

Navigating Personal and Public History

2007  Brisbane, Queensland

Old Stories New Ways



2014  Barcelona Spain  9 - 12 July   Power and Democracy
Sub themes:
  • Archives, Oral Sources and Remembrance
  • Power in Human Relations
  • Democracy as a Political Tool
  • Oral Sources and Cultural Heritage
  • New Ways to Share Our Dialogue with the Public
2016  Bangalore, India  

National Oral History Association of New Zealand Conference 2014

The Gift of Memory
Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 September 2014
CQ Hotel, Cuba Street Wellington.
Workshops 19 September 2014
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington


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