Oral History Seminars: Continuation

The Oral History Seminars, which commenced as a pilot series this spring at IFIS PAN, are set to continue. On October 25, 2023, the inaugural meeting for the new academic year occurred. During this session, participants analyzed an interview from the project titled ‘Memory and Oblivion: Sociocultural Post-War Changes in Hausdorf/Jugów in the Owl Mountains.’ This project was conducted collaboratively by the Women’s Foundation from Krakow, Integrationswerk RESPEKT e.V. from Berlin, and the Hendernyj Informacijno-Anality Center KRONA from Kharkiv. Alina Doboszewska, the project coordinator, provided the introduction to the narrative. The interview under scrutiny was recorded in 2010 and featured two female narrators, one born in 1925 and the other in 1930.

The Oral History Seminars are organized by the QDA, the Polish Oral History Association and the Faculty of Culture and Arts of the University of Warsaw. They are held under the patronage of the ‘Wroclaw Oral History Yearbook.’

Oral History Seminars during 2023/24 academic year

The new academic year will see the continuation of the Oral History Seminars – workshop meetings dedicated to the analysis of oral history interviews. The first meeting will take place on 25th October from 13.30 to 17.30 in room 154 of the Staszic Palace. Subsequent meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December). At the beginning of October, the organisers of the cycle – Dr. Piotr Filipkowski from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN) and Dr. Jakub Gałęziowski from the University of Warsaw – will send out materials for the first meeting and a tentative plan for the next ones. Persons who have not participated in the Seminars before and would like to receive information on it are requested to write to: seminariumoralhistory@gmail.com.

Our data used in the book “Encasement. On furnishing flats in the People’s Republic of Poland” by Agata Szydłowska

The Czarne publishing house has published Agata Szydłowska’s book entitled. “Encasement. On furnishing flats in the People’s Republic of Poland“. The book uses photographs from the dataset “Lifestyles in Polish Cities” – a collection containing materials from Prof. Andrzej Sicinski’s research, available at QDA.