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Just Asking Questions?

Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Interviewing Practice and Qualitative Research

Add to calendar 2022-05-19 09:30 2022-05-20 18:00 Europe/Rome Just Asking Questions? Sala del Consiglio Villa Salviati - Castle YYYY-MM-DD


Thu 19 May 2022 09.30 - 18.00

Fri 20 May 2022 10.00 - 18.00


Sala del Consiglio

Villa Salviati - Castle

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This workshop organised by the EUI Interviewing Oral History working group aims to discuss oral history and qualitative interviewing projects with expert guests.

The workshop spreads across two days, consisting of lectures and a roundtable on the first day, followed by parallel seminars in which researchers can discuss their individual projects with the invited speakers on the second day. If you want to partake in these seminars on the second day, we would ask you to provide us with a short description of your project. Please find further information on this in the attached document. Both in-person and online participation are possible on the first day while we envision in-person only participation for the seminars on the second day.

Amy Tooth Murphy is Lecturer in Oral History at Royal Holloway, University of London, specialising in queer oral history. Her current monograph project, ‘Historicising Butch: Narrating Butch Identity and Experience, 1950-Present’, aims to address a historiographical gap in queer studies via an examination of butch interiority. Through oral history interviews with self-identifying butch lesbians, the project attempts to garner deep narrations of what is very often coded as a highly visual identity. Her research interests include oral history theory and method; post-war lesbian history; butch and femme subcultures; memory and narrative; and lesbian literature. Amy is a Trustee of the Oral History Society and Co-Founder and Editor of the peer-reviewed blog, Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. She is also co-editor of a special LGBTQ issue of Oral History (2020) and co-editor of New Directions in Queer Oral History: Archives of Disruption (forthcoming, April 2022, Routledge). 


Stef Jansen is a social anthropologist whose research interests include questions of hope, home-making, the state, postsocialist transformations, political subjectivity, borders, (anti)nationalism, gender and everyday geopolitics. Since the mid-1990s he has conducted long-term ethnographic studies on these issues in the post-Yugoslav states of Serbia, Croatia and, most of all, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His latest book is Yearnings in the Meantime: 'normal lives' and the state in a Sarajevo apartment complex (Berghahn, 2015). After over 16 years at the University of Manchester (UK), he is now professor at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 

Please register to get a seat or the ZOOM link.


Francesca Parenti


Amy Tooth Murphy (Royal Holloway, London)

Stefaan Jansen (University of Sarajevo)

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