Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

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?

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Language: English and French
Date: March 22-25, 2012
Venue: Concordia University – Hall Building - 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montréal, QC H3G 1M8
Room: H-767