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In conversation with Alessandro Portelli

Alessandro Portelli is one of the most influential and exciting oral historians in the world. His prize-winning books on oral history and popular memory include The order has already been carried out: history, memory and meaning of a Nazi massacre in Rome and The death of Luigi Trastulli: form and meaning in oral history.

Alessandro talks about his life and work as an oral historian with leading Australian oral historians Paula Hamilton and Alistair Thomson.

Paula Hamilton is co-director of the Australian Centre for Public History and an associate professor at Sydney's University of Technology.

Alistair Thomson is a history professor at Monash University and author of Anzac memories.

This seminar was held at the State Library of Victoria on 26 August 2009.