Oral History Laboratory

Building upon already existing holdings (oral history interviews in the possession of the Lithuanian Migration Institute and the Oral History Archive of Maidan) a permanent oral history laboratory at VMU will be developed with an audio-visual center, where the results of oral history research is stored and made accessible to students. The materials will include important audio-visual oral history projects; results of student work; a copy of the Maidan oral history archive; and materials from upcoming oral history projects, e.g. the oral history dissident archive.

The Andrei Sakharov Center will have a special Oral History Laboratory, which will carry out the following tasks:

  1. Train students in the use of oral history as a research tool;
  2. Collect oral history materials connected to the history of the USSR and particular human rights issues, both during Soviet times and beyond;
  3. Provide space to students who wish to make use of the oral history archive during their research or writing of papers, theses or dissertations.

The Andrei Sakharov Research Center contributes to the development of a pluralist and democratic society in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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Andrei Sakharov Research Center
Daukanto 27, offices 304-307
44249 Kaunas, Lithuania

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