Archive: September, 2017

New Chapter on Reconciliation for Andrea Pető’s new Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook on Gender: War

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Professor Andrea Pető‘s highly anticipated Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook on Gender: War has just been published. It includes an impressive array of chapters on such topics as men and women as combatants (by Björn Krondorfer and Edward Westermann, and Senem Kaptan, respectively), genocide (by Elisa von Joeden-Forgey), resistance movements (by Weronika Grzebalska), pacifism (by Ingrid Sharp), transitional justice (by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin), and post-conflict reconstruction (by Birgitte Refslund Sørensen), all approached through a gender lens. (more…)

New Publication: Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The latest issue of Oral History Review has just been published, and it includes my new article on ‘Managing Danger in Oral Historical Fieldwork.’ This article has been on my to-write list for some time now, and is informed by the fieldwork that I’ve done since 2007 in conflict-affected settings, such as post-genocide Rwanda and Bosnia, where state-level actors often regard the study of history as politically provocative. I evaluate an interdisciplinary body of literature on anticipating and managing danger in qualitative fieldwork with the specific needs of oral historians in mind. However, while the article speaks to the best practices that oral historians can apply and adapt when working in overtly dangerous settings or on potentially provocative subject matter, it’s also intended to benefit oral historians who work on low-risk projects, but nonetheless find themselves unwittingly caught up in interpersonal conflict, political upheaval, or even mass violence. (more…)


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