Oral History NSW
Seminar 2:00pm – 3:30pm,
AGM 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Seminar $25, $15 members,
AGM is free to all
Refreshments will be served.
Contact Anisa Puri
or ring 02 8094 1239
Presented by Oral History NSW, this seminar draws on two large and significant LGBTI oral history projects.
Associate Professor Robert Reynolds and Dr Shirleene Robinson are researchers on the first national Australian lesbian and gay oral history project, which is being conducted by Macquarie University in conjunction with the National Library of Australia. Shirleene and Robert will reflect on the challenges and rewards of this project.
Dr Scott McKinnon will discuss his experiences using oral history as a research method on several projects related to histories of sexuality, covering both university-based and community history projects. In particular, Scott will discuss his work with Pride History Group, a volunteer-run community history organisation that has recorded and archived a substantial collection of oral history interviews with members of Sydney’s LGBTI communities. The Oral History NSW Annual General Meeting will follow this seminar. All welcome to hear news about the program of our very active association which promotes the collection, preservation and inclusion of oral histories in many types of history based projects.
Dr. Shirleene Robinson is Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Fellow in Modern History at Macquarie University. She is also the Vice President of Sydney’s Pride History Group.
Associate Professor Robert Reynolds is an oral historian who has specialised in histories of gay life. He works at Macquaire University in Modern History and has also trained and worked as a psychotherapist.
Dr. Scott McKinnon is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Sydney and honorary research fellow at the University of Sydney. His research background is in histories and geographies of sexuality and gender and his current research investigates the social impacts of disasters on LGBTI communities.