CJOHP.org is Going to the 6th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice

We’ve just received word that managing editor Daniel Clarkson Fisher’s proposal was accepted, and he’ll be presenting at the 6th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling!

Danny will present about not only the project, but also the major ethical challenge of representation that he has faced in working on it. “As a white man who has married into [this] community, but is not of it, I am approaching this subject as an outsider,” he writes in his proposal. “As such, I have had to devise strategies that reflect my affinity with [oral historian] Jan L. Peterson, who has said that ‘in terms of White researchers researching across differences, letting go of prior notions of who and what defines research; questioning choices that are made regarding research design and analysis; and interrogating White privilege, biases, and assumptions we bring to the process are all critical to transformational research that seeks to improve human conditions.'” [1]

Danny will present with other emerging scholars in Montreal on March 22nd. For more information about the symposium, visit this page on the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling’s official website.

  1. Jan L. Peterson, “The Intersection of Oral History and the Role of White Researchers in Cross-Cultural Contexts,” Educational Foundations 22, nos. 3-4: 50.