OHA Biennial Conference 2022
Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities & Challenges
Our conference features a broad range of presenters from throughout Australia and overseas. Profiles of some of our most prominent presenters are featured here. We will also be posting conference abstracts to this page when available.
Kim Mahood is a writer, visual artist and consultant. She is the author of Craft for a Dry Lake (Random House 2000), and Position Doubtful – Mapping Landscape and Memory (Scribe 2016). Her essays have been published in art, literary and public affairs journals, and her artwork is held in state, territory and regional collections.
She has developed cross-cultural mapping projects with Aboriginal groups in Perth, the Kimberley, Central Australia, remote South Australia and western NSW. Her mapping work is designed to foster communication and understanding between traditional custodians of country and the non-Indigenous stakeholders with an interest in the same country.
Introducing oral history
Jill Cassidy is an Honorary Research Associate with the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. She is President of Oral History Tasmania and Vice President of Oral History Australia.
Alistair Thomson is Professor of History at Monash University and President of Oral History Australia.
Producing mobile–based audio walks from oral histories
Hamish Sewell is a former RN producer and the founder of the Soundtrails application.
Interviewing and the art of asking questions
Linda Hunt is a lecturer in media and communication at the University of Tasmania. Before joining UTAS, Linda was a broadcast journalist for ABC News and has reported, produced and presented news on radio and television.
Podcasting oral history
Greg Appel is a producer and director of social history documentaries for TV, radio and online. His diverse documentary work includes the ground-breaking series Long Way to the Top (ABC TV 2001) about Australian rock music and the popular radio series Greetings from…the Streets of Australia for ABC Radio National. He has won awards in Australia and South Africa. Participants will require a laptop or tablet, plus a mobile device or external microphone for recording.
Palawa and Pakana presenters, final plenary
Theresa Sainty is a Pakana woman from the north-east of Tasmania. She has worked extensively with the Tasmanian Department of Aboriginal Education Services where she co-developed and provided Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training and produced a number of curricula. She is also an Aboriginal Linguistic Consultant with the palawa kani Language Program, and is a Senior Indigenous Scholar at the University of Tasmania.
Zoe Rimmer is a Pakana (Tasmanian Aboriginal) curator, researcher and writer. Her PhD candidature at the University of Tasmania follows on from her work in the museum sector associated with repatriation, cultural revival and developing First Peoples museology. Zoe has recently started in the position of Indigenous Fellow, Academic Development, History and Heritage at UTAS.