Collecting testimonies

To preserve memories, new testimonies are being collected on each research site through semi-structured interviews with people who are willing to share their personal memories of conflict-related events. Particular efforts are made to interview people who are diverse with regard to markers of identity that were politicized during the conflict (e.g., language, religion), generation, gender, and social background. Oral testimonies will be recorded, transcribed, anonymized, translated, and archived. To allow future users to understand the specificities of the new corpus of testimonies, the circumstances and conditions of their production are carefully documented.