Oral History Studies in Latvia


The National Oral History project (NOH) has existed as a part of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Latvia for over 20 years. During this time it has systematically created an audio archive of oral history, established oral history as an independent direction of study in Latvia, and initiated international cooperation with oral history researchers abroad. The project regularly collaborates with colleagues in Estonia and Finland, such as Rutt Hinrikus, Tiiu Jaago, Anne Heimo, and others. The goal of this publication is to provide an insight into the history, main directions, and future plans (e.g. digital humanities) of NOH research and also the NOH Archive, which contains more than 4000 life stories.


Atsauce: Zirnīte M. & Garda-Rozenberga I. (2016) Oral History studies in Latvia. Folklore Fellows Network / Finnish Academy of Science and Letters”, No. 49, 11.