Oral History Seminar: Interview from the Emerging Archive of Oral History at the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź

On November 22, 2023, the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN) hosted an Oral History Seminar, during which participants analyzed an interview with a renowned film critic, theater scholar, and journalist. The interview was conducted by Anna Michalska, an employee of the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź and a co-author of articles and books on cinematography, as well as a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Humanities at the University of Łódź. The interview was conducted for the purposes of the Archive of Oral History, which is being created by Ms. Michalska as part of the Museum.

The Oral History Seminars are co-organized by the Faculty of Culture and Arts at the University of Warsaw, the Qualitative Data Archive at IFiS PAN, and the Polish Oral History Association. The initiative is under the patronage of the “Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionej (Wrocław Yearbook of Oral History)”. If you would like to participate in future meetings or receive more information, please contact us: seminariumoralhistory@gmail.com.

New Datasets: ‘Multilevel Governance of the Humanitarian Crisis Caused by the Russian Aggression on Ukraine’

Two interconnected datasets, collectively titled ‘Multilevel Governance of the Humanitarian Crisis Caused by the Russian Aggression on Ukraine: Examples from Activities in the Lubelskie Voivodeship (PL) and the Volyn Oblast (UA),’ have been published in the QDA. These collections differ in the language of the data (Polish/Ukrainian) and comprise transcripts of focus groups conducted in Lublin (Poland) and Lutsk (Ukraine). The focus group participants represented various stakeholders involved in aid activities, including representatives from central administrations in the regions, local governments, social organizations, businesses, religious organizations, and informal initiatives. The author of the collections is Dr. Karolina Podgórska from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin.