Making Histories is a Monash collaboration with Museum Victoria (MV). On the course 50 students researched their own history projects, using local or family history sources, or the museum’s rich online collection; wrote a project proposal drawing on historical literature; scripted their research; and produced a 3 minute digital video history which is now available online via MV / Vimeo. The best videos were showcased at a Museum Victoria event for students, families and staff on 20 November 2014, and prizes were presented to the best video histories by the Museum and by Dean of Arts Rae Frances and DVC Teaching and Learning Darrell Evans. This is the most exciting and gratifying teaching I’ve been involved in, and the student work has been extraordinary, as you can see.
The prize winning videos were by Aiden McKee (Her Fondest House), Perrin Jones (The House of Haunted Minds) and Jacqueline Sexton (Amnesia). The other Showcase videos were by Eva Rivera, Hugo Dean, Lillian Alexander, Kalinda Korkman, Lisa McCreel and Matthew Topp.
Talking about family photos
Monash University’s Professor Alistair Thomson joins ABC Overnights to talk about how family photographs have … Continue reading Talking about family photos
The Oral History Reader – 3rd Edition now Available
Rob Perks and I have just published the new, third edition of The Oral History … Continue reading The Oral History Reader – 3rd Edition now Available
Reflections on Anzac Day 2015
It’s been a busy few weeks for academics with an interest in Anzac history and … Continue reading Reflections on Anzac Day 2015
Podcast lecture about Australian Generations project
In June 2014 I delivered a public lecture about the Australian generations oral history project at … Continue reading Podcast lecture about Australian Generations project
Radio documentary – Searching for Hector Thomson
‘Searching for Hector Thomson’, which I scripted and narrated for ABC producer Michelle Rayner, was … Continue reading Radio documentary – Searching for Hector Thomson
Anzac Memories – new edition
The past never alters but history and memory change all the time. Thirty years after … Continue reading Anzac Memories – new edition