Scene: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

Date: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018

This joint meeting of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland addresses the moral and lawful ramifications of oral history look into. It shows a convenient chance to investigate the many issues raised by testing ventures, for example, What is a worthy level of hazard for interviewees/questioners in the oral history process? What are the new obligations of the oral history specialist in an advanced age? What are the prizes for starting ‘unsafe’ oral history extends on ‘troublesome’ points, and when do the dangers exceed them? From this beginning stage, the meeting coordinators wish to request papers on all parts of hazard, duties and prizes – and offer the accompanying recommendations, while likewise inviting other creative proposition tending to our subject of risky oral histories.

  • Gathering sub-topics include:
  • Approach: individual security, hazardous practices, the morals of talking
  • Dangers and difficulties for scientists: copyright, proprietorship and assent
  • Talking on the edge: culprits, illegals, war survivors
  • Working with casualties: adjusting procedure, practice and yields
  • Oral histories of contention and battle: group activists, security work force, ex-soldiers
  • Oral history in totalitarian and post-totalitarian social orders
  • Oral histories of debacles and disasters
  • Oral history’s association with official mystery and security
  • Interviewee hazard in sharing/recounting stories: re-traumatisation, breaks inside families/working environments/groups
  • Equity settings: jail based oral history
  • Oral history, injury and manhandle: the implicit
  • Disease, passing and end-of-life accounts
  • Natural hazard and threat: fiascos
  • Work-based perils and mischances
  • Disunity and threat in group history
  • Sexuality stories: segregation, ailment, lawlessness
  • Reuse of documented oral histories on testing and disputable themes
  • Down to earth systems for questioners working in unsafe territories
  • Methods for relieving hazard: chance evaluation, preparing, the part of morals boards of trustees
  • Capable gathering and filing works on: including the ramifications of the Boston College Project
  • Educating unsafe oral histories
  • Galleries as ‘protected’ spaces for unsafe and testing oral histories


The due date for accommodation of recommendations is 22 December 2017. Every proposition ought to include: a title, a conceptual of between 250-300 words, your name (and the names of any co-moderators, specialists, and so forth), your establishment or association, your email address, and a note of a specific prerequisites. Above all your theoretical ought to show the utilization of oral history or individual declaration and be straightforwardly identified with the gathering subject. Proposition that incorporate sound playback are unequivocally supported.

Proposition ought to be messaged to the Dangerous Oral Histories Conference Administrator, Polly Owen, at They will be evaluated namelessly by the gathering coordinators, and moderators will be reached in January/February 2018.

Sorting out GROUP

Anna Bryson, Arlene Crampsie, Ida Milne, Sean O’Connell, Rob Perks, Adrian Roche, Mary Stewart, Juliana Vandegrift.

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