Open to the Public
The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Program on Global and International History presents Jeff Sahadeo, director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University.
Oral histories are among the most powerful and most challenging tools in a historian’s toolbox. Jeff Sahadeo discusses his adventures in oral histories that took from him from New York to small town Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and many points in between for his book, Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow. Sahadeo will talk about how his first interviews changed his entire outlook on how to do urban and migration histories and how he wrestled with incongruities and contradictions, both between interview subjects and within oral histories themselves. Listening to voices can be transformative but we have to move between past and present with a keen ear for detail and maintain respect for our subjects at all times.
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