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Oral Tradition Archive of the Occupied Territories

    This collection of oral history documents contains testimonies of persons displaced due to the 1974 invasion of Cyprus. With about 7000 hours of recordings, the main body of interviews was collected between 1989 and 2004. Around half the accounts are either by displaced women or about women, though perhaps a tenth of the material relates to the experience of displacement. Fewer hours (perhaps 5% of the total) deal with women’s migration experiences (as a result of the Turkish Invasion). Researchers should be aware that the archive is not accessible remotely and materials are available in the Greek language only.

    Original source name : Αρχείο Προφορικής Παράδοσης Κατεχομένων Περιοχών
    English translation : Oral Tradition Archive of the Occupied Territories
    Creator : N/A
    Document- type 1 : audio
    Reference number : N/A
    Language(s) : Greek
    Geographical coverage : Republic of Cyprus
    Time range : 20th-21stc.
    Year(s) : 1989-present
    Theme 2 : war and displacement
    Link to the item in the catalogue : There is an electronic and paper catalogue, yet not accessible remotely. The material is in the digital sound archive and is accessible on-site
    Publication(s) : An example of a publication in Greek is G. Kazamias, Η τουρκική εισβολή και ο ξεριζωμός των Κερυνειωτών μέσα από το αρχείο Προφορικής Παράδοσης του Κέντρου Επιστημονικών Ερευνών Κύπρου (transl. The Turkish Invasion and the displacement of the people from the region of Kyreneia through the testimonies in the Oral Tradition Archive of the Cyprus Research Centre), ΚΕΕ, 2022
    Archive name : Κέντρο Επιστημονικών Ερευνών
    Archive name (English) : Cyprus Research Centre (Kentro Epistimonikon Erevnon, KEE)
    Archive address : Gladstonos 6, 1095 Nicosia, P.O. Box 21952, Cyprus
    City : Nicosia
    Country : Cyprus
    Official website and institutional resources :
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