12. May 2022 - 13. May 2022 | Faculty of Philosophy, Education, School, and Behaviour

Erinnern und Vergessen. Methoden der Oral History

Forschungsverbund „Seelenarbeit im Sozialismus“ and Oral History Forschungsstelle an der Universität Erfurt
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The research network "Dictatorship Experience and Transformation", the research network "Soul Work in Socialism" and the Oral History Research Unit at the University of Erfurt invite you to an interdisciplinary workshop entitled "Remembering and Forgetting. Methods of Oral History" on 12 and 13 May.

The interdisciplinary workshop will focus on the methods of oral history and discuss how memory is preserved, forgotten, generated, transformed, reconstructed and interpreted. Questions are:

  •     How do we remember and why do we forget?
  •     Which neurobiological processes are activated in the process?
  •     How do we deal with the memories that people tell us about?
  •     How can we use these memories for science?

As part of the two-day event, there will be a public evening lecture by Prof. Dr. Sascha Benjamin Fink (Magdeburg) on 12 May at 7.30 pm. It is entitled "Remembering: A Neurophilosophical View". All interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

Both the workshop and the evening lecture will be broadcast from the senate hall of the University of Erfurt via Livestram (WebEx). Registration is possible via e-mail: dut.info@uni-erfurt.de.