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Collection Details


Collection Name: Students During the Fall of the Communist Regime: Biographical Interviews
Repository Name: Czech Academy of Sciences. Institute of Contemporary History. Oral History Centre [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Prague, Czech Republic
URL: http://www.coh.usd.cas.cz/pages_en/center.htm
Description: The methods of oral history have rarely been used in Czech historiography (with the notable exception of Ilona Christl and Kveta Jechova's research of Charter 77). Consequently, the first work in the Czech Republic based on oral history is the project “Students during the Fall of the Communist Régime - Biographical Interviews”. The project was funded by the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Dr. Miroslav Vanek lead the project and was assisted by Dr. Milan Otahal. The result of the project was a 860 page book, “Sto studentskych revoluci” or “A hundred student revolutions,” written by Dr. Vanek and Dr. Otahal. This work, published in 1999, has received a great response and has demonstrated the importance and correctness of oral history methods in researching recent Czech history. The employment of these methods has above all, enabled historians to expand the subject to include everyday life.
Broad Subjects: International Politics; Military; Politics; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Communism; Czech Republic; Oral history; Revolutions--Czech Republic; Students
Collection Code: OHC0001816