US Embassy supports the "Kosova Memory..." ProjectPrishtina, 2 October 2017 - The National Library of Kosovo "Pjetër Bogdani" signed a grant agreement awarded by the US Embassy in light of the implementation of the project "Kosova Memory: oral history - 100 stories from 100 elderly men and women".
This project will be co-funded by the American Embassy in Kosovo and the National Library of Kosovo "Pjetër Bogdani". This project has been designed and will be implemented by the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Prishtina and the National Library of Kosovo. The project aims at collecting, documenting, publishing and promoting the oral history of elderly people in Kosovo - over 80 years old, so that the stories and memories of the people are preserved as an authentic story of life in Kosovo.
The project "Kosovo Memory: oral history - 100 stories from 100 elderly men and women" aims to create a model and an information and training centre for further oral history projects, through which a stronger cooperation between the Kosovo National Library and scholars and researchers of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Prishtina.
Subjects to be addressed in the oral stories of 100 elderly interviewed, to be published as a collection of stories are: development of life in the past, economic and family traditions, trade relations inside and outside the country, religion, tolerance, art and crafts, marriages and women's rights in general. The project “Kosova Memory: oral history - 100 stories from 100 elderly men and women” shall commence on 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2018.