To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Preliminary Programme

Showing: room Z (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
Z-1 - ORA01 : Children Born of War in Different Historical and Geopolitical Settings in the 20th Century. Current Research Results, Theoretical and Methodological Challenges
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Heide Glaesmer
Organizer: Heide GlaesmerDiscussants: -
Marie Kaiser , Heide Glaesmer : The Impact of Life Story Research on its Participants. A Sustainable Approach
Michal Korhel : Expulsion, Maltreatment and Carefree Childhood. Life Stories of Czech-German Children in Early Post-WWII Czechoslovakia
Saskia Mitreuter : A Mixed-method Approach to Analysing Identity Development in German Occupation Children Born after WW II
Sophie Roupetz : Discussing the Attachment Development of Occupation Children Born of Rape after WW II in Germany by using a Mixed-method Approach
Lukas Schretter : Coming to Terms with – or Repressing – the Past. Analysing the Narratives of Children of British Soldiers and Austrian Mothers after WW II
Nastassia Sersté : Children Born of the Vietnam War in Vietnam, in the US and in Europe. Different Life Courses and Social Experiences. Context and Environment as an Issue?



Wednesday 4 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Z-2 - ORA02 : Narrating the Holocaust in the Post-Soviet Space: Oral History Approach to the Little-known Case Studies
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Linde Apel
Organizer: Irina RebrovaDiscussants: -
Svetlana Amosova : From Experience to Folklorization: Narratives about the Holocaust in Latgale
Iryna Makhouskaya : Microhistorical Approach to the Holocaust History: Case of the Town Mir, Belarus
Irina Rebrova : Toward the Evacuation to the North Caucasus: Voices of the Holocaust Survivors
Johannes-Dieter Steinert : Jewish Child Forced Labourers, 1938-1945: a Workshop Report



Wednesday 4 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
Z-3 - ORA03 : Problematizing, Presenting and Publicising LGBT+ Oral Histories
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Sean O'Connell
Organizer: Rachel WallaceDiscussants: -
Riikka Taavetti : Queer Life Stories and Queer Cultural Memory
Amy Tooth Murphy : ‘The Continuous Thread of Revelation’: Chrononormativity and the Challenge of Queer Oral History
Emma Vickers : 'Dry Your Eyes, Princess'
Rachel Wallace : Fear of doing Time: Emotions, Mental Health and Criminality in Belfast before 1982



Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
Z-4 - ORA04 : Understanding AIDS Activism and Public Health Policy in Europe through Oral History
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Beate Binder
Organizer: Christopher EwingDiscussant: Cindy Patton
Agata Dziuban , Todd Sekuler : Tracing the Contours of Europe in Oral History Narratives about HIV/AIDS
Christopher Ewing : The Emotions of Anti-Discrimination Activism in the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe
Ulrike Klöppel , Todd Sekuler : Struggling to Open up the Narrative Harmonization of the AIDS Crisis in Germany
Emily Nicholls : Mapping AIDS Activism and Policy in the UK through Oral History Interviews
Justyna Struzik : Mapping Tensions: Polish HIV/AIDS Activism through the 1990s



Thursday 5 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
Z-5 - ORA05 : Migration, Immigrants and 'the Other' in Oral History
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Andrea Strutz
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Pål Brunnström : How the Finns became White
Jack Crangle : Interviewing the ‘Other’ in Northern Ireland: Immigrants and Racism in a Sectarian Landscape
Melanie Dejnega : On the Meaning of Migration in Oral Histories. The Example of Ethnic Germans from Central Eastern Europe in Austria
Jesper Johansson , Malin Thor Tureby : The Collection Migration Finland-Sweden (ca 1970-1989) – Positioning and Identification in a Narrative Collection with Finnish Immigrants at the Archive of the Nordic Museum in Sweden
Marcel Thomas : Strangers in the Village: Life Histories, False Memories and 'Newcomers' in Rural Postwar Germany



Thursday 5 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Z-6 - ORA06 : Ethical Problems and Reflections
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Malin Thor Tureby
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Jakub Galeziowski : When Historian meets Vulnerability – Methodological and Ethical Dilemmas from the Fieldwork
Gisela Holfter : The Role of Oral History and Life Histories in the Case of German-speaking Exiles in Ireland 1933-1945
Susan Lindholm : Remembering a Time of Crisis: Chilean Hip-hop as Transnational Memory Work



Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
Z-7 - ORA07 : Oral History, Justice and Memory in Post-conflict Societies
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Kirsti Jõesalu
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Nanci Adler : Time and Crime without Punishment
David Beorlegui : Time, Memory, Justice. Haunting Spaces in Post-dictatorial Spain. The Prison of Carabanchel and the Case of “La Comuna”
Anna Bryson : Oral History in Post-Conflict Settings: Lessons, Legalities & Limits
Jelena Dureinovic : Doing the History of Memory of the Second World War in Yugoslavia: Mnemonic Hegemony and Vernacular Memories
Samantha Lakin : Justice Beyond the Courtroom: Post-Atrocity History and Memory in Rwanda and Northern Uganda
Ulla Savolainen : Time and Tellability in Oral History: from Extended Silence to Public Acknowledgement of the Internments in Finland



Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
Z-8 - ORA08 : Methodological Explorations
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Graham Smith
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Andrea Althaus : Second Analysis in Oral History. Old Interviews and New Questions
Linde Apel : Searching for Home. A Secondary Analysis of West-German Jewish/non-Jewish Oral History Interviews
Sabine Kittel : In the Jungle of Truths and Realities: the „Stasi” in Archival Files and in Personal Accounts
Maria Pohn-Lauggas : Remembering in Words, Speaking in Images: Combining Biography Research and Image Analysis
Olga Tabachnikova , Natalia Vinokurova : Narrative Strategies of Russian Scientists: Interview Analysis



Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
Z-9 - ORA09 : Time in Oral History and Intergenerational and Transgeneral Memory
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Anne Heimo
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Jessica Douthwaite : Deep Time in Oral History: what it meant (means?) to be Human in the Era of Nuclear Testing
Anna Green : Time and Family Narratives
Daniela Koleva : Time Markers and Time Perspectives in Life Stories
Radmila Svarickova Slabakova : Time and Intergenerational Family Stories



Friday 6 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Z-10 - ORA10 : Coping with Personal and Collective Crisis
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Albert Lichtblau
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Amaya Caunedo Dominguez : War and Refugees through Children Eyes in Europe, Today and 80 Year Ago. Comparing Memories from Armed Conflicts of Today to those from Spanish Civil War and World War II
Willie Hiatt : Attacking Power in Peru: Blackouts, Technology, and Shining Path Violence
Michael John : “Waiting” and “Expecting” in Austrian Refugee Camps after 1945. Displaced Persons in Collective and Individual Memory
Kate Moore : Coping with Death from Disaster: Magical Thinking as a Mental Architecture for Hope and Denial
Marcin Stasiak : Wounded Body and Biography: Chronology in Life Stories of People with Polio-Related Impairments, Polish Case.



Friday 6 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
Z-11 - ORA11 : Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Perspectives on the Use of Oral History
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Nanci Adler
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Fabienne Amlinger : Gender Trouble in the Swiss Federal Palace - an Exhibition Project
Terry Brotherstone , Hugo Manson : Interrogating an Oral Archive over Time: Perspectives on the Uses of the Lives in the Oil Industry Archive, 2002 to 2018
Ene Kõresaar : From Parallel Lives to Integrated Worlds: Oral History and Life Stories as Means of Creating Time in the Museum
Paul Thompson : Revising the Voice of the Past: Oral History Worldwide



Friday 6 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
Z-12 - ORA12 : Letters and Autobiographical Materials in Life Stories
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Kirsi-Maria Hytönen
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Deborah Bernstein , Talia Pfefferman : Constructing Subjectivity: Class and Gender in Family
Tiiu Jaago : A Contemporary Glimpse into the Stalinist Period in Estonia: the Dynamics of the Traumatic Experience in Life-story Narratives
Tea Sindbæk Andersen : The Great War as First Person Narratives and Informal Newsfeeds
Penny Summerfield : Historians and the Leter: Historical Practice and Epistolarity since the 1970s
Ilari Taskinen : Male Intimacy in Letters between Finnish World War II Soldiers



Saturday 7 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
Z-13 - ORA13 : Dealing with Emotions in Oral History Work
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Anna Green
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Kirsi-Maria Hytönen : “My mom was a whore, but I am a good mother”: Emotions Connected to Parenthood in Life Stories of Care Leavers
Sofia Laine , Kirsti Salmi-Niklander : Oral History in the Present Tense? Analysing the Interviews of the Volunteers helping Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Finland
Caoimhe Nic Dhaibheid : Crying for Ireland: Emotion in the Bureau of Military History
Dieter Reinisch : “The best time of my life“: Feelings and Emotions expressed in Oral History Interviews with Former Irish Republican Prisoners
Irena Saleniece : Past Fear in Present Perception



Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Z-14 - ORA14 : Constructing Community History
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Jesper Johansson
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Brenda Gaydosh : Genocide Case Study: Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
Essi Jouhki : ‘It gave courage to go forward and participate’ – Memories and Recollections of Student Communities in Post-war Finland
Leslie McCartney : Gwich’in Elders Life Stories: 20 Years in the Making
Claudia Graciela Perez , Monica Graciela Gatica : The Rawson Harbor and its Past. And Evocation from the Present
Christine Wall : Lost Lesbian Spaces: Memories of an Urban Community in 1970s London



Saturday 7 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
Z-15 - ORA15 : Manifold Use of Interviews in Research
Mc Mordie Hall School of Music
Network: Oral History Chair: Susan Lindholm
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Ruth Easingwood : Becoming a High School Girl: a Case Study in Working Class Aspiration in Post War Britain
Roberta Garruccio : Time and Finance: from a Physical Market to a VirtualI one. The Stockbrokers at Milan Stock Exchange's Trading Floor (1945-1995)
Anita Káli : Weapons of the Oral History: Fiction and Interview as Social Engineering in Hungary during the Socialist Period
Liisa Lalu : “In my opinion the 1970s was the finest decade of my life.” Youth Left-wing Radicalism in Oral History and Life Writing
Sam Manning : Memories in Cinema-going in Post-war Belfast