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6th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice

 

Friday, March 22 2019, from 8:30am to 6pm

With the chosen title of Critical Creations for this year’s Symposium, we want to position emerging scholarship in oral history under the umbrella of research-creation. Undoubtedly, whether in the moment of meeting witnesses or in the making of productions, oral history has often been associated with creative practices like photography, theatre, visual arts, literature, dance, and much more. In recent years, these practices have given way to more elaborate reflections concerning the relationship between oral history and research-creation and produced new practices that are still in the process of being articulated and shaped.

As a transdisciplinary field at the intersections of ethnography, psychology, and history, oral history lends itself to a critical rereading of traditional approaches and disciplines at the theoretical and methodological levels. In some ways, it is a form of DIY, an inventiveness in research that rethinks ethical issues and favours new avenues, or new forms of critical reflection. It is these considerations that we now propose to explore with young researchers, who are often at the forefront of these questions and experiments.

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