Saturday, February 25, 2012

Work On! Human rights oral history

(Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora)

Interested in human rights history? Has Columbia got a course for you.
The Columbia Center for Oral History Summer Institute: Human Rights will be held June 4 to 15, 2012, at New York's Columbia University. (hat tip Legal History Blog)
The theme will be “What is Remembered: Life Story Approaches in Human Rights Contexts.”
Matters to be examined lie at the core of transitional justice work. They include:
► Challenges of doing fieldwork in post-conflict societies
► Use of oral sources in to express emotion and facilitate constructive action
► Use life histories to addressing the tensions between individual and collective remembering
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2012. Details and application here.

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