USC Shoah Foundation was chosen to participate in the prestigious annual conference of the Czech Oral History Association, which draws experts from around the world to discuss how oral history can be used as an academic, museum and educational resource.
The Czech Oral History Association (COHA) is dedicated to the promotion and presentation of research and projects conducted by the method of oral history. Its annual conference brings together experts in the field to discuss new research and advances in oral history and its use in a variety of contexts.
Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation consultant in Czech Republic, was accepted to present at the fifth annual conference, held Feb. 15-16 in Brno. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Many Faces of Oral History: From Theory and Methodology of Research Practice to Teaching and Popularization.”
Šmok gave a brief presentation about IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational platform, during a session on oral history and its use in education.
Other presenters at the conference came from universities, archives and museums across Czech Republic.