Archiving memories

The project aims to support the development and use of local memories archives in conflict-affected societies, to secure the archiving of testimonies, field notes, and survey responses, as well as to facilitate their further exploitation for scientific purposes. For all of these purposes the research groups collaborate closely with FORS, the Swiss Centre of expertise in the social sciences. The data services of FORS, support and advise the development of local data archives, store secure copies of testimonies gathered across the different sites, function as the repository for their English translations and for the collected survey data, and contribute to a proactive data dissemination policy throughout the international scientific community to stimulate secondary analyses of the gathered material and data.