Archive: May, 2012



Friday, May 11th, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

Oral History Forum d’histoire orale Spring 2013 Special Issue

“Confronting Mass Atrocities”

In recent years, oral historians and related practitioners have be 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 historians launch themselves headlong into this relatively new area of research, certain questions should be addressed: What are the benefits and limitations inherent in applying oral history methods and theory in such settings? How well can existing best practices in the field be adapted to settings of conflict? And to what end? What are oral historians poised to contribute to understandings of mass atrocities? (more…)

 

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