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.’