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Muddying the waters: Thinking through ethics on and off the field

 

Jeudi, novembre 23, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:00
Speaker: 
Piyusha Chatterjee

*Veuillez prendre note que cet atelier sera donné en anglais.

Sharing authority is a key tenet of oral history practice and one of the ways oral historians deal with it is through negotiating consent to record and use the interviews for research and to go public. What is this process of negotiation and how does different socio-political, economic and cultural contexts complicate this process? This workshop will be a reflection on the complexities of aligning institutional ethics requirements with personal ethics and ethics on the field. And it is likely that we will go back from this workshop with more questions on our minds than answers, for muddying the waters – when it comes to ethics – is one step closer to sharing authority.

Piyusha Chatterjee is a PhD student in the INDI program at Concordia University. Her interests are in the field of oral history, political economy of the city, post-industrial landscapes, sound studies, media publics and media in Global South. She was born and raised in India and has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Delhi University and a Master's degree from the English and Foreign Languages University in Lucknow. She worked as a news editor for newspapers for eight years. Her two-year stint as a curator at the Center for Public History, Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, in Bangalore introduced her to oral history methodology and projects. She is currently rethinking her PhD proposal through an intersection of urbanism, media and oral history.

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