A night in the JOL: first person

First person

This event is now in the past.

Once maligned for being too subjective and personal, the value and importance of oral histories to the story of our contemporary lives and encounters has been profoundly on the increase. Stories of experience and observations, of history and identity have been filling the gap in the narrative, bringing life to places, buildings and sites and giving voice to forgotten accounts and unconventional histories.

Join Ian Townsend in conversation with Professor Clive Moore (School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, UQ) and independent filmmaker, Jan Cattoni, as they explore the rise of digital storytelling in the academic, community and artistic spheres. We’ll also take an alternative look at the White Gloves experience, by inviting you to listen to the voices in the oral history collection of the John Oxley Library through a ‘white headphones’ experience.

A night in the JOL
is a monthly series delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history.

This event is part of the Our Dreaming: animating country program.

Tue 20 May 2014, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Free, bookings required
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