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Period of Normalization, 1969-1989 Prague, Czech Republic. Since the beginning of 2002 a new grant project has begun. This project focuses on the political elites and dissidents in the period of Normalization (1969 - 1989), and it is supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. The aim of the project is to conduct, assemble, sort, and preserve interviews and the biographies of people who made their mark during the Communist era, with a focus on the last ten years of the régime and its fall, either on the side of the establishment or on the side of the ideological and political opposition. The obtaining of these testimonies are, in view of the age of the persons who will be providing testimony and in view of the psychologically conditioned characteristics of the individual memory, a task whose postponement would make extremely difficult, if not impossible, its realization. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]
Students During the Fall of the Communist Regime: Biographical Interviews Prague, Czech Republic. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]