European University Institute Bodies across borders: oral and visual memory in Europe and beyond
Bodies across borders: oral and visual memory in Europe and beyond

Memory and the Archive: Collection, Interpretation and Conservation of Oral and Visual Documents

Workshop held 15.1.14. A central research focus of the BABE project is the gathering of migrants’ itineraries. This is done in both oral and visual form, so either in recorded interviews and/or in drawings done by the migrants themselves. In the interviews they put into word, gesture and body language these itineraries and in the drawings they undertake a creative imaging of their itinerary. The materials of documentation are to be deposited in the Historical Archives of the European Union at the EUI. One of the important questions the materials thus gathered pose then will be, how to archive this documentation.

Programme (Download PDF)

Audio recording

List of Papers

Luisa Passerini (BABE Principal Investigator), Living Archives. Continuity and Innovation in the Art of Memory Catherine Previti Allaire (archiviste aux AHUE), La Collection d’histoire orale des Archives historiques de l’Union européenne