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PROHUB – Protecting Oral Histories Using Blockchain

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22 September 2022

15:00 - 16:30 CEST


Via Zoom

In this online De Gasperi seminar, members of the EU-funded PROHUB project will present the academic and technical features of their activity. Leslie Hernandez Nova (HAEU) will act as discussant.

The EU-funded project PROHUB  is rooted in the intersection between Oral History and Human Rights and the importance of securing digital access and long-term preservation of first-hand oral narratives and eye-witness testimonies of European political/social conflict and post-conflict situations, war crimes and acts of repression. Oral History Archives play an essential role in creating, preserving and providing access to such types of first-hand testimonies and interviews. However, they face technical and ethical challenges which prevent the digital reuse of their materials, even for research purposes. 

PROHUB project aims to build an archival environment that facilitates sharing of sensitive oral interview recordings of people’s first-hand testimonies and oral narratives safely and securely. The ultimate goal of PROHUB project is to protect oral history archival collections with sensitive information. Archives as guardians of oral history can add meaning and context to the European Integration project by supporting an open, democratic and inclusive society with useful resources for humanitarian relief and recovery efforts. 

Photo by Valentina Kaminski - used with permission


Leslie Hernández Nova (HAEU)


Jaime Kaminski (PROHUB)

Victor-Jan Vos (Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (NIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies)

Sven Schlarb (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH)

Árpad Welker (European Commission)

Radoslav Jakub (European Commission)

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