Join us at the next Research Dialogues session that will take place on Tuesday, May 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via the Zoom platform on the following theme: Tracking the Castleton Massacre: A Study in the Uses and Limitations of Oral Histories. This session, offered by ERU member Sharon Anne Cook, will explore how to work with narratives that are nearly 60 years old and which encompass deep trauma and ambivalence about the subject matter. This presentation will address methodological, ethical, and agency issues surrounding the Castleton Massacre that occurred in the rural hamlet of Castleton, Ontario in May 1963. Researchers are interested in uncovering the short- and long-term causes of this tragedy, but as with many cases of domestic abuse, conventional records to trace the roots and trajectory of the story are few and frustratingly limited in their value. Hence, the research design was heavily dependent on the oral histories of the two survivors, their family members, and community members who witnessed the event to uncover the causes of this tragedy.
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