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Oral history research for the Smuggling Museum

Are you looking for a volunteer job in your neighbourhood or can you use some help finding new volunteers? Erfgoedvrijwilliger.nl is the place for volunteers and volunteer organizations in the heritage sector.   On the website there are several vacancies for volunteers, by province or type of work. For example, …

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Freedom is a big concept

The situation in Ukraine has not left anyone unmoved. There are many questions, uncertainties, expressions of support and actions to help. The harrowing situation reminds us of the war in the former Yugoslavia. As part of the ‘Unprecedentedly Special’ project, a whole series of oral history interviews were held with …

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Workshop series ‘Oral history and heritage’

How can you use oral history as a method to carefully record people’s life stories and testimonies about historical events? What is its added value for the heritage sector? These questions are the subject of the workshop series ‘Oral history and heritage’ on Friday 18 March and 15 April, organised …

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Introductory Oral History Course – start 17 February

The Oral History Introduction Course introduces you to the basics of oral history. You will also be given literature and examples to work on. Between meetings, you’ll work on small assignments alone or in pairs.   The course will deal with subjects such as: What is oral history? What can …

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Kick-off meeting Sprekende geschiedenis 28 januari 2022

      On 28 January, the Kick-off meeting of the Oral History Hub “Sprekende geschiedenis” took place.  This Kick-off meeting was organised to:   Marking the start of the hub Announcing the programme of the hub Hearing from the oral history community in the Netherlands about their expectations of …

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Online instruction session for volunteers

“Sprekende geschiedenis” wants to make a link between different oral history collections. The aim is to make interviews searchable by the meaning that people give to the concept of freedom.   In order to make this content link, volunteers will work on analysing a total of around 200 interviews and …

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Volunteers are needed for analysing oral history interviews

Sprekende geschiedenis has taken the initiative to link different oral history collections around the concept of freedom. The idea is that interviews from the collections of the NIOD, the Netherlands Veterans Institute, the Ongekend Bijzonder project and an interview collection in The Hague, which has yet to be determined, will …

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Digital transfer interviews Storia de Nhas Pais

The University of Leiden and Stichting Rotterdam Vertelt will transfer the collection of interviews to the Stadsarchief Rotterdam in a zoom meeting on Friday 26 November from 4 to 5 pm. The collection was created as part of the oral history project Storia de Nhas Pais (The story of my …

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Markante Bommelaars – exhibition / book presentation

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November is the exhibition of the photos of Markante Bommelaars from 12.00 till 18.00 hours The book launch is on Sunday 7 November at 14.00 hrs.   Gasthuiskapel Gasthuisstraat 34 5301 CC Zaltbommel    

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GERSE women – expo 5 nov – 4 dec 2021

What exactly is the history of the Rotterdam women’s movement and what has it achieved in the past decades? That will be the subject of the exhibition ‘Gerse vrouwen’ at gallery and heritage lab DIG IT UP. If you want to participate, you can now register for an Oral History …

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Book launch De mensen en hun verhalen

In connection with her book Oral History: The People and Their Stories, Leydesdorff will talk to various experts about a field that has grown in recent decades into an internationally recognised form of historiography.   The stream of the book’s presentation on 27 October 2021 can be viewed here: SPUI25.NL/PROGRAMMA/DE-MENSEN-EN-HUN-VERHALEN

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Mini-symposium ‘Everyone tells a story’ – 4 November

On 4 November 2021 Erfgoed Gelderland is organising the mini-symposium ‘Everyone Tells Their Stories’. During this afternoon various heritage organisations will demonstrate how they use oral history to enrich heritage and make it more appealing to a wider audience.   The afternoon is primarily intended for members of Erfgoed Gelderland …

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Women of Almere – exhibition

From 14 October 2021 to the beginning of March 2022, city archive Almere presents Women of Almere, an exhibition with 50 portraits of women from Almere who, like photographer Lyla Carrillo Quan – van der Kaaden, came to Almere from another country. The exhibition consists of photo portraits, audio recordings …

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On the importance of oral history

The people and their stories Dealing with contemporary history is unthinkable without stories about the past. For years, historian Selma Leydesdorff played a central role in the development of oral history. In connection with her book Oral History: The People and Their Stories, Leydesdorff talks to various experts about a …

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Preserving Experience – 5 October NADD Knowledge Session

How do you preserve – virtual and real – lived experiences? On 5 October, the Network for Archive Design and Digital Culture (NADD) is organising a knowledge session in which a number of strategies for archiving ‘living memory’ are discussed. During the workshop, practical examples from the fields of oral …

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Oral history as a catalyst for Faro practice

How can oral history contribute to the objectives of the Treaty of Faro? This question is the central focus of the meeting ‘Oral history as a driver for Faro practice’. The Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) and Gelderland Heritage are pleased to invite you to this online meeting on Monday 27 …

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Guided tour “From there to here” – 3 September 15.00 hrs.

Guided tour for heritage professionals through the exhibition “From there to here” in the Limburgs Museum in Venlo by Yvette Kopijn of Stichting Zieraad. Participation is free of charge. See also theTelling example about this exhibition, which can be visited until 5 September 2021. Register at: yvette.kopijn@gmail.com  

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Podcastfestival 2021 from 23 to 26 September

The festival takes place from 23 to 26 September at four consecutive venues: the Forum in Groningen, the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam, the Stadsschouwburg in Nijmegen and the Tivoli in Utrecht. The theme is: “Take me with you”, about the power of audio to take you to places you have never …

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Sobibor-interviews Selma Leydesdorff in collection US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC will include a series of interviews by Professor of Oral History and Culture Selma Leydesdorff in its collection. These are interviews with survivors of the Sobibor extermination camp and relatives of people who did not survive the camp.   The museum …

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International Oral History Association Virtual Conference

XXI International Oral History Association (IOHA) Virtual Conference (23-27 augustus) From 23 to 27 August, The National Archives of Singapore will host the 21st edition of the International Oral History Association (IOHA) Virtual Conference. More information about the conference can be found on the website and in the announcement below. …

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