Democratizing History in Conflicted and Post-Conflict Settings

Jessee, E. (2014) Democratizing History in Conflicted and Post-Conflict Settings. International Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 Jul 2014.

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Abstract

This paper will serve as the introduction to the panel. The authors will provide an overview of the various ways that the concept and process of democratizing history has been approached by oral historians over time before launching into its particular application to conflicted and post-conflict communities. Catherine Baker will raise questions derived from research into public history in the UK, while Erin Jessee will reflect on her oral historical fieldwork in post-conflict Bosnia, Rwanda, and Uganda. Particular emphasis will be placed on inciting dialogue surrounding the particular ethical, methodological, and theoretical challenges associated with dem ocratizing history in these settings, from negotiating government surveillance and interference, and collaborating with community- based organizations, to using digital media to engage with a larger audience beyond academia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jessee, Dr Erin
Authors: Jessee, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
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