Centre of Oral History

Contacts:
13 Vienības Street, Room 311A
Daugavpils, LV-5400
Phone: +371 65424238
E-mail: mvc[at]du.lv

Head of the Centre:
Professor,  Dr.hist. Irēna Saleniece irena.saleniece[at]du.lv
Collection Keeper: Mg.hist. Iveta Bogdanoviča iveta.bogdanovica[at]du.lv

Centre of Oral History was founded in 2003 with the aim to facilitate theoretical research and practical application of oral history, creating research institution and an archive of oral testimonies.Main activities:

  • recording and documenting life histories of Eastern Latvian inhabitants and creation of an archive of oral testimonies;
  • the use of oral sources in research of important themes in Latvian 20th century history: every day life, the course of ‘sovietization’ in Eastern Latvia;
  • development of research skill of perspective historians;
  • methodological preparation of students, teachers and other persons in the field of oral history.

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