10 May 2019 Toward an Ethics of Silence? Negotiating Off-the-record Events

2019-05-10 18:00 - 19:00
National Library of New Zealand
Address: 70 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Toward an Ethics of Silence? Negotiating Off-the-record Events

Friday 10 May 6-7pm
Ground Floor, Alexander Turnbull Library.

With Professor Alexander Freund, moderated by Linda Evans.

Silences are a constitutive part of oral history interviews. In a workshop led by Professor Alexander Freund, we examine oral historians’ troubled and troubling relationship with these silences; in particular, those that emerge from “off-the-record” incidents.

Participants are welcome to join us at a user-pays meal at the historic Thistle Inn afterwards.

Our thanks to Associate Professor Anna Green and the Stout Research Centre for this opportunity.

Participants are welcome to join us at a user-pays meal at the historic Thistle Inn afterwards.

Enquiries to ATL Outreach

Professor Freund holds the chair in German-Canadian Studies and is Director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg. He has published widely in oral history and migration history. For more information please see: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/history/faculty-staff/alexander-freund. Associate Professor Anna Green’s publications in oral history encompass labour, community, and environmental history, and her research currently focuses upon family memory and historical consciousness.

Linda Evans is Curator, Oral History and Sound at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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