The “Beyond Testimony and Trauma” conference invites participants to reflect on the many ways that oral historians, artists, new media practitioners, educators, and survivors themselves engage with these life stories. It also seeks to explore collaborative projects in which survivors become partners and not simply historical sources or objects of study. What are the rightful claims of a more holistic and/or collaborative approach to survivors’ retelling? What are the political and ethical implications of different ways of engaging survivors’ accounts?
The conference is organized by Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (http://storytelling.concordia.ca/oralhistory/ ), the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (www.migs.concordia.ca ) and the Montreal Life Stories Project (www.lifestoriesmontreal.ca ), a 7-year community-university research alliance that has explored the life of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights violations. This international conference is timed to coincide with a month long series of public screenings, performances, workshops and round-tables that represent the culmination of our project. Each evening of the conference will see a major speaker or oral history performance that will be open to the general public. We hope that you will consider joining us in Montreal this coming March 22-25th, 2012.
Chaire de recherche du Canada en histoire orale /Canada Research Chair in
Affiliated Member, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Histoires de vie Montreal / Montreal Life Stories
Departement d'Histoire / Department of History
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Montreal, QC, CANADA, H3G 1M8
web sites: http://storytelling.concordia.ca/high/ ;
http://storytelling.concordia.ca ; www.lifestoriesmontreal.ca ;
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