The Knowledge Society and the Challenges of Doing Research in Africa: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches

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Summer Program
July 24, 2017 to August 5, 2017

Oral History, "Pseudo-Memory" and Atrocity Investigation: request for procedures

I’m seeking information about verification techniques or protocols used in prior oral history studies, especially dealing with violence or communal atrocities, because of my investigation of Lynching Era incidents. This brings the dilemma of entering formerly sealed settings and differentiating between fact and fantasy in testimony (I started the process in 1982, when many living witnesses were still alive).

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