The Alexander Turnbull Library Outreach Services is offering workshops in Christchurch for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a bit of a breakthrough as previously they have only been offered in Wellington or Auckland. The workshops will be tutored by oral historian Helen Frizzell and Lynette Shum, Oral History Advisor, Alexander Turnbull Library.
The workshops are:
- Essentials of Oral History day one 2 March, 2014 8.45am – 4.30pm (limited to 12 participants)
- Essentials of Oral History day two 13 April, 2014 8.45am – 4.30pm (limited to 12 participants)
- Abstracting Oral History 3 – 4 May, 2014 8.45am – 1pm (limited to 8 participants)
The workshops will be held at Kirkwood Village, Canterbury University.
The courses do cost a bit but you are spared the cost of travel to Wellington and accommodation. I’d really recommend these workshops for anyone interested in oral history. Other useful information can be found on the National Library website under Oral History Advice.