Shared: Oral & Public History

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This series presents distinctive works that challenge conventional understandings of not only who speaks for history but also how history is spoken, and for whom. In an era when the possibilities for collaborative research and public engagement are almost limitless – when the term history can at once embrace deeply personal life stories and the broad scope of a public museum exhibit – the need to explore new methodological models and assess their ethical implications has never been so vital. This series, unique in its focus, provides the pivot for a transformative vision of historical practice.

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Going Public

The Art of Participatory Practice

UBC Press

Going Public is a conversation among socially engaged practitioners in theatre, documentary media, the visual and multimedia arts, and oral history that explores how and with whom we collaborate, and why.

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Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood

UBC Press

This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Irish Catholic neighbourhood in Montreal, brings to life the history of Irish identity and collective memory in this legendary enclave.

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Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Edited by Steven High
UBC Press

By challenging the ways that survivors of mass violence are typically understood as either eyewitnesses to history or victims of it, the contributors to this volume ask us to go “beyond testimony” to embrace sustained listening and collaborative research design.

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Oral History at the Crossroads

Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement

UBC Press

Drawing on a collaborative research project, this book provides an alternative model for how oral and public histories should be recorded and curated.

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According to Baba

A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community

UBC Press

This book employs new and critical approaches to oral history to write an insightful and deeply personal history of Sudbury’s Ukrainian community between 1901 and 1939.

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