KWN and New School launch Oral History Website May, 30 Prishtina.

KWN, New School Launch Kosova Oral History Website

The Kosova Oral History Initiative (OHI) is a collective of activists, scholars and students inclusive of different generations, nationalities and competences. Born from collaboration between KWN and The New School for Public Engagement (NY), their shared aim is to record life stories. The OHI’s dream is to rescue from oblivion the voices of people leaders and those less known – whom Kosova’s history has condemned to amnesia. These stories go beyond narratives of victimization or war stories, recovering the whole life experiences of individuals. Using a feminist oral history methodology, the OHI has filmed women and men, sharing their life stories. These have been transcribed and translated for use by scholars and activists outside Kosova (in Albanian, English and Serbian). The website was launched on 30 May at the Femmes Fatales Festival.