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Hi everyone (and sorry for the cross-posting), The deadline to submit for OAH panels is approaching (Jan 24) and I'm looking for participants in a roundtable, which I hope will be selected as a state of the field. I've tried to incorporate the theme for next time: Taboos in History (See the working blurb below). Please email me offline if you're interested in joining. Thanks, Deborah Roundtable: Methodological Taboos in Using Film and Photography We have all heard the accusation that historians too often use films and photographs as mere illustrations for their historical narratives. Though certainly recent scholarship belies this charge, here we as: are there specific ways-including taboo illustrative ones-of using these sources that historians might more rigorously defend? Might these ways, in turn, offer historically-grounded and productive critiques of other disciplinary approaches? That is, do historians and their analytic use of this kind of evidence have something to offer scholars of other disciplines? In this roundtable, panelists immersed in the use and study of filmic and photographic sources reflect on the methodological critiques often levelled at historians by scholars outside the discipline and explore new methodological possibilities for using such sources. As such, how have we already and can we continue to benefit from the critiques and use them to revisit still taboo uses? How might doing so deepen historians' methodological toolkit in generating new scholarship? While the roundtable is largely comprised of historians, a senior scholar from Literary and Film Studies (the disciplines generally raising the critiques) will serve as a critical interlocutor on historians' uses of visual culture sources. ******* Deborah Cohen, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of History | University of Missouri-St. Louis | 1 University Boulevard, 466 Lucas Hall Saint Louis, MO 63121 | 314.516.5735 | firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> --