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Managing Danger in Oral Historical Fieldwork

Date - Wednesday, 6th September 2017 (All Day)


Course Code EDI-07-16/17-P-R
Organised by The University of Edinburgh
Presenter Dr Erin Jessee, lecturer with the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde
Date 06/09/2017
Venue 50 George Square, The University of Edinburgh
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Contact Laura Marshall
0131 651 3001
L.marshall@ed.ac.uk
Working week: Monday-Wednesday
Description This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the literature on anticipating and managing danger in qualitative fieldwork as it pertains to the practice of oral history both in relatively benign and in overtly hostile settings. It offers an alternative perspective to the widespread assumption that oral history is an inherently positive endeavour that results in good relationships and positive outcomes, and explores some of the circumstances through which danger can emerge in the course of oral historical fieldwork. It also offers preliminary recommendations for anticipating and managing these forms of harm as it relates to different stages in the fieldwork process, including (a) pre-fieldwork research design and ethics approval; (b) the recruitment and interview phase; and (c) analysis and dissemination aimed at informing academic and public audiences.
Level Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Cost The fee per teaching day is:

• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Website and registration
Region Scotland
Keywords Trustworthiness, Research Ethics, Oral History, Political Violence , Confidentiality and anonymity , Danger and Risk, Data security, Self care
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Research Ethics