Improve your writing by using oral histories


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Do you want to add colour to an historical work, or do you want to inject some historical authenticity into a work of fiction?

Oral histories offer a unique window to the past.

Dr Matthew Stephen can tell you how to find oral histories in NT or national archives and libraries, or how to best record interviews yourself, if you’re researching a particular project.

Dr Matthew Stephen completed his PhD at Darwin’s Charles Darwin University in 2009. His thesis is entitled Contact Zones: Sport and Race in The Northern Territory, 1869–1953. A revised version of his thesis with the same title was published by Charles Darwin University Press in 2010.  He has a particular interest in oral history and photography and why some stories are ‘often told’ while others are ‘forgotten’.  These themes are explored in his 2015 book Colour Bar: Remembering and Forgetting Northern Territory Football 1916 to 1955.

Time: Sunday, April 8, 10am-1pm

Venue: TBC

Price: $50/$65