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 discipline that in recent decades has grown into an internationally recognised form of historiography.

 

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