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Project: ‘Embracing diversity’

Project: ‘Embracing diversity’: Experiences of first-generation Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch-Turkish students at the VU   VU University Amsterdam is known as a diverse university, and many students have a ‘non-western’ background. But the backgrounds of this diversity and the experiences of those involved have hardly been researched from a historical perspective. …

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Oral history keeps Cold War stories and heritage alive

A nice project by the Cultural Heritage Agency on using oral history in Cold War heritage.   The National Cultural Heritage Agency wants to increase knowledge about this period in order to preserve this fragile heritage for the next generation. To this end, the RCE partnered with the Reinwardt Academy …

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The people behind the Namenmonument | The latest book by Selma Leydesdorff

VOOROORLOGS JOODS STRAATLEVEN – IN WOORD EN BEELD – SELMA LEYDESDORFF EN HARRY MOCK   De mensen achter het Namenmonument | Het joodse proletariaat van Amsterdam | 1900-1940 en de werken van G.J. Staller   In 1987, We lived as human beings: The Jewish proletariat of Amsterdam 1900-1940. In it, professor …

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Interviewers wanted for residents of Benedenstad

For a history project after the summer, the Oral History Working Group of Numaga and the Regional Archives Nijmegen are looking for people with a heart for the history of Nijmegen. People who would like to know more about the history of the lower town and about the history of …

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Open Hour SSH: live Q&A every Monday

Get answers to all your questions at the Open Hour for the SGW community. A live Q&A every Monday.   Join us for the weekly Open Hour from 10:00 to 11:00 (CEST) for the Social Sciences and Humanities community. The Open Hour is a live Q&A about Open Science, data …

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New initiative: the Dutch Muslim Archive

Since this week, our country has an Islamic archive institution: the Netherlands Muslim Archive. It is an initiative that not only wants to preserve heritage, but also create more awareness of the cultural contribution of Muslims and Islam.   The memory of Dutch Muslims The mission of the Netherlands Muslim …

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Vacancy: researcher Inventory of Oral History Collections of the Dutch East Indies – NIOD-KNAW

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has a vacancy for a Researcher Inventory Oral History Collections Indian Community – NIOD-KNAW. More information and application via link. 

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Call! Women searched on class photo

Women’s stories 1920-1960 For a project about women from Boekel in the 1920s and 1960s, Martha van Eerdt is looking for women who recognise themselves in the class photo from 1964/1965.   “I grew up in a Catholic village and in my time there were still separate boys’ and girls’ …

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Project Freedom as theme

What is Freedom for you? On Thursday, May 19, the kick-off took place of the project ‘Freedom as a theme’ with ten young people from the Stagehuis Schilderswijk together with adult (ex) refugees at “Kwetu bij ons” in The Hague. The coming period they will work together on digital presentations …

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Faro platform Oral history online!

On the Faro platform , everyone involved with cultural heritage can discuss and contribute to the realisation of the Faro implementation agenda. An agenda with which we make proposals on how to translate the Faro Convention (Council of Europe) into concrete action in the Netherlands. Think about subjects such as …

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Oral History: stories about art made accessible

OH-SMArt curator interview Foto: © Marjon Gemmeke   Museums have unique recordings of spoken stories about artworks in their archives, but this ‘oral history’ is often difficult to access. In the Oral History – Stories at the Museum around Artworks (OH-SMArt) project, researchers from various Dutch institutions will greatly improve …

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Book Oral History on longlist of the first edition Prijs voor het Belangrijkste Boek

The book Oral History – The People and Their Stories by our steering committee member Selma Leydesdorff (historian and emeritus professor at the University of Amsterdam) is on the longlist of the most important (non-fiction) books of 2021! A beautiful and deserved nomination!   The longlist of the Prize for …

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Unique oral history teaching materials in development

Erfgoed Gelderland is developing unique oral history teaching materials in collaboration with the Gelderland War Museums, the University of Applied Sciences Arnhem Nijmegen and various vocational schools in Gelderland. The teaching materials are part of the project ‘Freedom and Citizenship’ and consist of five short films intended for vocational schools. …

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Bosnians and Iraqis on freedom and remembrance

In cooperation with the National Committee 4 and 5 May, the BMP Foundation conducted a study in 2020 on how Bosnians and Iraqis in the Netherlands experience freedom, unfreedom and commemoration. Forty Bosnians and Iraqis who fled to the Netherlands in the 1990s concluded that we must continue to work …

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The Fifties

Oral history meets visual history 7,8 and 13 May 2022   By and from Amsterdam elderly people about the fifties in Amsterdam. The Fifties is the final part of a trilogy. The first performance Brand in Mokum was made by Loes Hegger with Amsterdam elderly people in 2019. The second …

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Impression second workshop Oral History and Heritage

On Friday 15 April, the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed (Cultural Heritage Agency) in cooperation with ‘Sprekende geschiedenis’ organised the second workshop on ‘Oral History and Heritage’ in Amersfoort. The workshop was about the technical aspects of oral history and about dreamlike public presentations.   The workshop began with a brief …

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Call for Flemish collections and oral history projects

The ‘Sprekende geschiedenis’ Hub does not only focus on the Netherlands, but also on collections and projects from Flanders. That’s the task of our colleague Sofie Heyens, a Flemish Open University cultural studies student who is doing an internship with the Oral History Hub. She’s mapping out which museums, libraries, …

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‘Ooit zal ik iemand zijn’ by Jan Bleyen

For ‘One day I will be somebody’, historian Jan Bleyen listened to the experiences of Manso, his former student of Dutch: how he left Sierra Leone as a boy, became a man and has been living in Belgium for ten years, without papers.   ‘Every time someone helps you, it …

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Review of the “Sprekende geschiedenis” kick-off meeting

  On 28 January, the Kick-off meeting of the Oral History Hub ‘Sprekende geschiedenis’ took place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Experts from various disciplines discussed the current state of oral history in the Netherlands, their future expectations and desirable developments in this area.   The BMP …

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Review of first Oral History and Heritage workshop

  On Friday 18 March, the Cultural Heritage Agency in cooperation with the “Sprekende geschiedenis” Hub organised the first workshop on ‘Oral History and Heritage’ in Amersfoort. The workshop provided great examples and valuable insights.   Oral history and heritage A group of about 25 people first received a short …

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