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„Oral history – the cultural heritage of Poland and Iceland captured in human words”

5 August 2015
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„Oral history – the cultural heritage of Poland and Iceland captured in human words”

 

The“Remembrance and Future” Center (Poland) and The Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth (Iceland) are starting implementation of the project „Oral history – cultural heritage Polish and Iceland captured in human words” in the program „Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage”, supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co -financed by the Polish founds.

 

Project „Oral history – the cultural heritage of Poland and Iceland captured in human words” will be implemented both in Iceland and Poland in 2015-2016 by The “Remembrance and Future” Center (www.pamieciprzyszlosc.pl) in cooperation with The Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth (www.rnh.is). It is addressed to experts and young researchers using in their research the oral history method and to the Polish minorityin Iceland (which is the largest minority on the island) as well as to the residents of Reykjavik.

 

The goal of the project is to integrate Polish minority with the Icelandic community, to document and promote Polish and Icelandic cultural heritage, to exchange the good practices and experiences, as well as to compare the oral history methods in European countries.

The project is aimed in particular at young people who will have the opportunity to explore the cultural diversity of both countries.

 

The project consist of two parts. The first part is the research project „Poles in Iceland”, whichwill be implemented in Reykjavik and its surroundingsbetween 17 and 27 August 2015. Eight young researchers (students and PhD-students) from both countries, interested in contemporary history and oral history method, will participate in a workshop, run by experts, and in recording and developing of oral history accounts of Poles who live in Iceland and Icelanders who have contact with Polish culture. Those biographical accounts will be published on project’s website (www.poland-meets-iceland.eu) and will be also a base for the exhibition presented in December in Wroclaw (Poland) and online.

 

The second part of the project will be devoted to the methodology of oral history. On December 4, 2015, in Wroclaw, will be held an international scientific conference on the role and the use of oral history method in European countries. The results of the conference will be published.

 

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Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.