History Research Projects

In 2007-2010 the OSCE Academy completed two oral history studies.

The first project was on "Oral History of Independent Tajikistan", focusing on the Civil War 1992-1997. The interviews were conducted in 2007-2008.

The second project on "Oral History of Independent Kyrgyzstan" reflected the experiences of the population and elites in the course of transition in the late 1980s-1990s.

At the moment "Oral History of Independent Kyrgyzstan" is available online (edited transcripts only) and also at the OSCE Academy (audio files).

"Oral History of Independent Tajikistan" is available at the OSCE Academy as audio files as the process of transcription is continuing.

Total (Kyrgyzstan):

  • Overall interviews 201

By regions:

  • Bishkek 93
  • Chui 9
  • Naryn 10
  • Batken 3
  • Issyk-Kul 20
  • Osh 44
  • Talas 6
  • Jalalabad 16

By Gender

  • Male 114
  • Female 87

Original language of interview

  • Russian 83
  • Kyrgyz 109
  • Uzbek 9

We invite researchers to visit the OSCE Academy to use our databases in full. For directions please write to info@osce-academy.net

Transcripts Oral History Kyrgyzstan


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