Oral History Workshop

Oral History Workshop

28 May-19 June

Members of POST Research Institute, Hakan Karahasan, Zehra Beyli, Tegiye Birey and Dilek Latif,  attended the Oral History Workshops facilitated by Susan Pattie, Yael Navaro-Yashin and Maral Kerovpyan.

The workshops aimed at introducing oral history and other ethnographic research techniques with in-depth exploration of the historical Armenian presence in the Island as the case study. In addition to putting an emphasis on conducting interviews with the living subjects of history, guided tours of the neighbourhoods and researching unusual primary resouces were discussed as methods of oral history research. Moreover, in addition to conducting research, working further with the results of the research and alternative ways of presenting them were discussed with the examples of videoart, photo exhibitions and alternative ways of working with children to pass on the knowledge acquired in effective ways. Some of the participants went ahead and applied the techniques learned with mini projects, with promising results.

These workshops were organised by the Assosiation of Historical Dialogue and Research in parallel to the Speaking to One Another Exhibition (www.speakingtooneanother.org).

About POST Research Institute

POST is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Vision: To contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society, that recognizes the dignity of every living being. Mission: • On the basis of social equality/justice: o To contribute for creating an open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and working actively for the unification of the island. o To take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression for achieving positive social transformation. o To advance, sensitize and advocate for a multicultural and diverse society in which all differences are recognized, understood and accepted. • To excel as an Institute in the execution of research and participatory action. • To strengthen research capacity in Cyprus. • To strive for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.
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