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Oral History and Fieldwork – The (Re)use and Interpretation of
Research Materials
Helsinki 02.12.2010 klo 10:15 - 02.12.2010 klo 16:15

Oral History and Fieldwork – The (Re)use and Interpretation of
Research Materials symposium will be arranged in Helsinki 2–3
December 2010. The symposium is hosted by the Finnish Literature
Society in collaboration with the Finnish Oral History Network (FOHN)
and the research project Strangers from the East – Narratives of
Karelian Exiles and Re-immigrants from Russia Regarding their
Integration in Finland funded by Academy of Finland 2009-2012.

The event is the third international symposium organized by the
Finnish Oral History Network. We aim to stimulate discussion and
bring together scholars interested in fieldwork methodology within
oral history research. The symposium will offer a discussion forum
for researchers working in the field. The keynote speakers are Molly
Andrews (University of East London), Selma Leydesdorff (University of
Amsterdam), Anne Heimo (University of Turku) and Antti Häkkinen
(University of Helsinki).

Molly Andrews is professor of Sociology and Co-director of the Centre
for Narrative Research at the University of East London.   Her
research interests include the psychological basis of political
commitment, conversations between generations, gender and aging, and
counter-narratives. Her most recent award-winning monograph is
Shaping History: Narratives of Political Change (2007). Selma
Leydesdorff is professor of Oral History and Culture at the
University of Amsterdam. Her work has concentrated in fields mostly
related to trauma. She has participated in several international
projects on the Holocaust and worked on the survivors of Srebrenica
which is also a topic of her forthcoming book.

Fieldwork methodology has been discussed in oral history research
since the late 1970s. Methodological issues initially identified
concerned the conduct, processing, and preservation of oral history
materials. Subsequently the concept of field has been elaborated and
is now used to refer to archived research materials, e.g. oral
history interviews, written autobiographies, questionnaires and
photographs, and their later use. In recent years the focus of
fieldwork methodology has turned to the secondary analysis of oral
history materials. How have researchers tackled methodological and
practical challenges related to the reuse of research materials? Can
all research materials be reused and for what kind of research

The keynote lectures, sessions and the final panel are open for

Thursday 2.12.2010. Finnish Literature Society, Great Hall, 2nd
floor, Hallituskatu 1:

10.15 – 11.30: Selma Leydesdorff: Is it possible to overcome the
obstacles in the case of interviews with traumatized people?

12.30 – 13.00: Antti Häkkinen: From bush to bay street: The Finnish
community of Thunder Bay as memories, narratives and experiences

Friday 3.12.2010. Finnish Literature Society, Great Hall, 2nd floor,
Hallituskatu 1:

10.15 – 11.30: Molly Andrews: Understanding life backwards: The
shifting ground of interpretation

12.30 – 13.00: Anne Heimo: Multiple sources and the social process of
history making

Sessions and final discussion are held in Finnish Literature Society
(Hallituskatu 1) and House of Sciences (Kirkkokatu 6) Thursday
2.12.2010. 13.15. – 17.00. and Friday 3.12.2010. 13.15. – 16.15.

The principal language of the symposium is English.

Ulla-Maija Peltonen			
Chair, FOHN				
Finnish Literature Society		
P.O. Box 259
FIN-00171 Helsinki
Ulla Savolainen
Course Secretary, FOHN
Folklore Studies/ Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art
P.O. Box 4
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Program and additional information (
http://www.finlit.fi/english/research/fohn/index.htm )

FOHN <fohn at finlit.fi> 

Ilmoituksen lähetti:
 Ulla Savolainen <fohn at finlit.fi> 
21.9.2010 11:53

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