Call for Papers: "Democratizing history in conflicted and post-conflict settings"
Thematic panel for the International Oral History Association Conference, July 9-12, 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: September 5, 2013 (to meet the IOHA’s September 15th deadline)
Organizers: Catherine Baker, University of Hull, UK & Erin Jessee, University of British Columbia, Canada
Oral history is widely perceived as a means of democratizing history, revealing the myriad truths of people’s lived experiences and complicating the grand historical narratives that would otherwise silence them. Yet, when applied to projects aimed at understanding lived experiences of conflicts and their aftermath, this approach poses a range of ethical and methodological challenges. In recognition of the growing importance of oral history practice to promoting understanding of and among conflicted and post-conflict communities, this panel will interrogate the particular ethical and methodological negotiations surrounding the democratization of history as applied to a range of case studies, from small-scale conflicts embedded in the everyday to large-scale episodes of war and related mass atrocities.
Those interested in submitting a paper should send a 300 word abstract and full contact and affiliation details to Catherine Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erin Jessee (email@example.com) no later than September 5, 2013.
Liu Institute for Global Issues
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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