Please join Yale’s Ethnography and Oral History Initiative for:
“Partners in Conversation: A Practice-Based Meditation on Oral History Theory, Methods, and Ethics”
Professor Steven High, Concordia University
Thursday, April 27, 1:30-3:30
10 Sachem Room 105
This workshop will be an extended meditation on the methodology, theory, and ethics of oral history. We will explore the origins of the field and the changing place of “the interview” in oral history practice. The workshop will be grounded in Steven High’s experience in the Montreal Life Stories project, which interviewed survivors of mass violence now living in Montreal.
Dr. High is a professor of History and founding member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University. He was the primary investigator of a $1.2 million collaborative research project, from 2005-2012, entitled “Life Stories of Montrealers’ Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations.” This Community-University Research Alliance brought together 40 university-based researchers and community co-applicants as well as 18 community partners to record 500 life stories and integrate them into online digital stories, radio programming, audio walks, art installations, museum exhibitions, pedagogical materials, and a range of theatrical performances.
Additional information at http://eoh.yale.edu/.