Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

2019 OHA Biennial Conference Program

Theme: Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories

Dates: 10-13 October 2019

Location: State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Australia

Conference links: Conference home page  Registration information  I  Registration on Eventbrite I Location I Excursions


Program overview

The venue is the State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane unless stated otherwise.

Access the detailed version of this program - 2019_oha_conferenceprogram_at25092019.pdf PROGRAM as at 25 Sep 2019 (PDF).

Access a document with abstracts of the presentations - ABSTRACTS ABSTRACTS (PDF).

 Thursday, 10 October  2019
Pre-conference workshops 08:00-12:00 Podcasting oral history, venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
10:00-13:00 Interpreting memories, venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
14:00-15:30 Public form: Digital futures in oral history,  venue: Innovation Lab, State Library of Queensland
OHA committee meeting 16:00-17:00 Different venue: Queensland Maritime Museum, 412 Stanley St, South Brisbane
Welcome reception 17:00-19:00 Different venue: Queensland Maritime Museum, 412 Stanley St, South Brisbane
Friday, 11 October 2019
Day 1 morning session 08:15-09:00 Registration and tea/coffee
09:00-09:15

Welcome to Country by Gaga / Aunty Kerry

Official opening by State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, Vicki McDonald

09:15-10:15 Plenary 1: Gaa Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing/The Stories of Nbisiing: Relational story listening and storytelling on Nbisiing Nishnaabeg territory, Katrina Srigley
10:15-10:45 Morning tea
10:45-12:45

Concurrent session 1:

  • Making Aboriginal Oral History
  • Issues in the interview
  • Archiving and using oral history
Lunch 12:45-13:45 Lunch at State Library Queensland
13:00-13:45 Open meeting to discuss OHA Journal with the editors Carla Pascoe Leahy and Skye Krichauff
Day 1 afternoon session 13:45-15:15

Concurrent session 2:

  • Making Aboriginal Oral History
  • Creating community oral histories
  • Remembering migration
15:15-15:30 Afternoon tea
15:30-17:00

Concurrent session 3:

  • Creating and remembering multicultural Australia
  • Oral history and working lives
  • Archiving and accessing community history
Awards & meeting 17:00-17:45 Ceremony to announce the 2019 recipient of the Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History
Oral History Australia Annual General Meeting
Conference dinner 18:00-21:00 Greek-inspired BBQ! Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland
Saturday, 12 October 2019
Day 2 morning session 08:30-09:00 Registration desk opens
09:00-10:30

Concurrent session 4:

  • Performing oral histories
  • Remembering racism and discrimination
  • Stigma and silence: oral histories of healthcare
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30

Concurrent session 5:

  • Multimedia performance
  • Remembering violence: trauma and memory
  • Women's history and family lives
Lunch 12:30-13:30 Lunch at State Library Queensland

13:15-13:50

Lunch time performance - Wild/flower Women: Women who changed the world through art

Day 2 afternoon session 14:00-14:30

Lightning presentations (5 minute presentations and 5 minute discussion about diverse oral history projects):

  • Smorgasboard of oral history projects
  • Local and community history

State Library Queensland and oral history

14:30-15:30

Concurrent session 5:

  • Remembering catatstrophes; oral histories of floods and bushfires
  • Trauma, commemoration and reconciliation
  • Making oral history in innovative media

15:30-16:00

16:00-16:10

Afternoon tea

Introducing the 2020 International Oral History Conference in Singapore

16:15-17:30

Closing Plenary - Indigenous oral history: challenges and opportunities

End of conference

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Post-conference excursions

08:00-16:00 Interpretive bus trip to Logan City
07:30-17:00

Bus trip to Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island 

Post conference excursions - Buses depart and return fromt he State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane