Practising oral history
Oral History Australia (OHA) is committed to promoting best practice in oral history research to protect the interests of both interviewers and and interviewees and help ensure the longevity and usefulness of oral history interviews.
Best practice involves:
- ethical conduct and informed consent in interviews and post-production
- high quality recording
- well planned and executed oral history projects
- archiving oral history interviews for longevity and accessibility.
We have prepared a number of guides to assist with these goals.
Our State associations also regularly run training workshops and other events aimed at promoting best practice oral history.
Please note that our organisation does not provide professional accreditation and membership of our State associations is open to all.
Guides by other organisations
- State Library of NSW – Oral history and sound collections research guide
Remote interviewing & the pandemic
- Oral History Society (UK) – Advice on interviewing during COVID-19 pandemic
- Oral History Association (US) – Remote interviewing resources
Recording oral histories with veterans
- Department of Veterans Affairs – Recording oral histories with veterans
- Oral history in the Digital Age – website