OHC Blog

  • The Oral History Centre thanks the donors whose belief allowed us to accomplish such an event
    May 8, 2013

    The Oral History Centre held its official opening last night at the University of Winnipeg with many University staff, donors, faculty and community members and students in attendance. Several projects were on display throughout the night that gave attendees and insight into the Centres progress and mission for the future. The night also featured the opening of our state of the art digital...

  • Apr 12, 2013

    An Introduction to Electromagnetic Interference

    Electromagnetic Interference refers to unwanted electromagnetic waves that can be received and amplified by an audio system. EMI waves can sometimes be picked up by digital recorders infusing an undesirable BUZZ or HUM into the recording file. The most common sources of EMI include power lines, radio frequencies and cell phones.

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  • Mar 1, 2013

    While the University of Winnipeg and the Oral History Centre were closed over the holidays, construction work on the studio continued. The new Oral History Centre renovations will include a new sound proofed interview room and a secondary class room with laptops and digital workstations available to students and community members. The new technology will make higher quality interviews and...

  • Mar 1, 2013

    Special Issue: “Confronting Mass Atrocities”In recent years, oral historians and related practitioners have been increasingly called upon to apply their expertise to contemporary human rights challenges around the world. Testimony and life histories have emerged as an essential means of documenting and commemorating mass atrocities, such as genocide and crimes against humanity. But before oral...

  • Mar 1, 2013

    The Oral History Centre congratulates Mary Jane McCallum on receiving major research grant! Between 1930 and 1970, thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people were surveyed, diagnosed with and treated for tuberculosis (TB) in Manitoba. The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)...

  • Oct 31, 2012

    While digital audio recording technology continues to progress in quality and capacity the successful application of the technology is still largely dependent on how you use it. Regardless of how good your digital recording equipment or post production software is the quality of a recording is largely determined by a good recording level and microphone placement. However, this can sometimes be...

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