Australian Generations oral history theme issue of Australian Historical Studies
The latest theme issue of Australian Historical Studies (AHS), edited by Katie Holmes and Alistair Thomson, features seven articles by members of the Australian Generations team in which we use the project’s oral history interviews to illuminate a range of topics in Australian social history, and to discuss innovations and issues in oral history. The open access online editorial on ‘Oral History and Australian Generations’ by Katie and Al introduces the project and the articles. Katie and Al also discuss the articles in this video clip on the AHS Facebook site. Use this link to access all the articles. To view individual articles click on any of the following links (note that if you are not an AHS subscriber you will need to view through a local, state or education library, or pay for access):
Class, Social Equity and Higher Education in Postwar Australia (Christina Twomey and Jodie Boyd);
Telling Families and Locating Identity: Narratives of Late Modern Life (Kerreen Reiger);
Creating an Oral History Archive: Digital Opportunities and Ethical Issues (Kevin Bradley and Anisa Puri)
Oral History in the Digital Age: Beyond the Raw and the Cooked (Michael Frisch)
The Radio Documentary and Oral History: Challenges and Opportunities (Michelle Rayner)
This journal theme issue is the major academic outcome from the ARC-funded Australian Generations Oral History Project, a collaboration between historians at Monash University and La Trobe University and colleagues at the National Library of Australia and ABC Radio National which produced 300 life history interviews with Australians born between 1920 and 1989. Later in 2016, Monash University Publishing will publish Australian Lives: An Aural History by Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson. This book uses interview extracts to illuminate the lived experience of Australian history across the 20th century, arranged in chapters on Ancestry, Childhood, Faith, Youth, Migrations, Midlife, Activism, Later Life and Reflections. The book will be published as a paperback and e-book, and e-book users will be able to listen to each interview extract as they read – an ‘aural history’ first!.
Australian Lives – an online oral history resource for Australian history teaching
In this video Alistair Thomson (Professor of History, Monash University) introduces an extraordinary new resource for school and university teaching in Australian history and Australian studies.
A new type of oral history book – Australian Lives
In this video oral historian Alistair Thomson introduces you to the Australian Lives ebook, which enables readers to be listeners to the hundreds of oral history extracts in the book
Australian Lives: An Intimate History – a new type of oral history book
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Australian Generations Conference and Post-Conference Gathering
The fifth radio program using interviews recorded as part of the Australian Generations Oral History Project aired … Continue reading Glory Boxes
Australian Generations Conference
30 – 31 October 2014, Melbourne
The Australian Generations: Researching 20th Century Lives and Memories featured academic historians and industry partners who form the Australian Generations Oral History Project’s research team.