Thursday June 21

Parallel Sessions 10:30–12:30

Wivi, second floor

Session 53: Trauma and Genocides
Chair: Selma Leydesdorff

Selma Leydesdorff (Netherlands): Sasha Pechersky leader of the uprising of Sobibor (1943) traumatized by the holocaust and by communism
Melissa Sloan & Stephen Sloan (USA): Two Conversations: An Oral Historian and a Psychologist Reflect on a Oral History Project with Survivors of Genocide
Albert Lichtblau (Austria): Interviews with traumatized persons: Challenges and Limits
Taina H. Tangaere McGregor (New Zealand): “You’ve Got to Have A Body”
Karolina Baraniak (Poland): Looking for truth and justice – the narratives of the victims of gen. Augusto Pinochet’s junta

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Wolmar, second floor

Session 54: Interviews and Methods
Chair: Martha Norkunas

Petra Schindler-Wisten (Czech Republic): The Role of the Interviewer in Longitudinal Oral History Project. Biographical Interviews after 20 Years
Carol Quirke, Irum Shiekh & Sharon Utakis (USA): More than Two: Oral Histories with Multiple Interviewers or Multiple Narrators
Martha Norkunas (USA): Ideas about Listening in the Life History Interview
Suzanne P. MacAulay (USA): Phased Longitudinal Oral History Research: Narratives of Survival and Adaptation

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Alvar, third floor

Session 55: Travelling Back and Forth: Perspectives on Migration and Tourism
Chair: Miroslav Vaněk
Pavel Mücke (Czech Republic): From Memory Towards History or How Can Oral History to Contribute to Contemporary History of Travelling and Tourism? A Czech Research Perspective
Tuomas Hovi (Finland): “Sauna, sisu and hard work”. Stereotypes or the main ingredients of Finnish American cultural ethnicity?
Sulevi Riukulehto & Katja Rinne-Koski (Finland): Transgenerational Memory in Attitudes towards Russians in Kuortane, Finland
Zeila Demartini (Brazil): Portuguese immigrant women narratives: multiple experiences

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Elsi, third floor

Session 56: Clothes as Emotional Objects in Oral Histories
Chair: Arja Turunen

Tiina Kinnunen (Finland): The contested memories of the Lotta dress in 20th century Finland
Liisa Lalu (Finland): Young girl in a blue shirt. Clothing as identity politics in personal narratives of radical left women in 1970s Finland
Sigga-Marja Magga (Finland): Fluctuating ideas of resistance in traditional Sámi clothing
Kaisa Vehkalahti (Finland): Men’s suit as a symbol of masculinity and adulthood in oral histories of the early-20th-century Finnish culture
Maarit Sireni (Finland): Materializing the loss of home: Domestic objects for remembering and producing re-memories of ceded Karelia

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Anton, third floor

Session 57: Perspectives on Conflict and Political Activism
Chair: Riina Haanpää

Laura Mitchison (United Kingdom): Metaphorical Narratives & Oral Traditions of ’Tyburnites’ at Speakers’ Corner
Tshepo Moloi (South Africa): Unspoken narratives: Vincent Tshabalala’s struggle against apartheid
Niels Rebetez (Switzerland): How narration reveals sense of legitimacy. Swiss military refusers and conscientious objectors recounting their experience (1960-1996)
Vidhi Agrawal (India): Chronicles of Conscientisation: the significance of Jan Sunwai as a mode of political communication in Rajasthan, India
Muhammad Thalal (Australia): Memory of the Aceh Conflict, 1976–2005: Multidimensionality of the Conflict in Survivor Narratives 

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Gustaf, third floor

Session 58: Institutional Memories and Oral Histories
Chair: Essi Jouhki
Pankaj Meena (India): Historical Waves of Oral History: New trends and changing practices 
Lívia Barros & Leticia Menezes (Brazil): Life Stories of University Professors and the Motivational Teaching Processes
Mari Säisä (Finland): Oral narrative binding the community together 
Essi Jouhki (Finland): Memories and narratives of student communities in post-war Finland

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Felix, third floor

Session 59: Memoria de conflictos y immigración (Memories of Conflicts and Migration)
Chair: David Beorlegui

Beñat Romera del Cerro (Spain): El arte oral vasco, bertsolaritza, como interacción oral en la sociedad vasca. La improvisación oral vasca y su estructura narrativa como performance social en la vida cotidiana.
Alejandro Peña Carbonell (Spain): Dédalo, en el laberinto de la memoria. Conectando humanidades digitales, una propuesta de implementación.
Regina Guimarães Neto (Brazil): Testimonios y narrativas orales de los desplazados, ilegales, refugiados en la Amazonia brasileña. Marcos de la contemporaneidad.
Arlete Assumpção Monteiro(Brazil): Migraciones: de la España Andaluz para el Cone Sur de la America del Sur
Mónica Gatica (Argentina): Past and present. Memories from a small Patagonian harbor (in Spanish)

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