Historia e Kosovës
 

 

A project of

 

Qendra Multimedia

Rr.Xhelal Mitrovica p.n.

Teatri Dodona

10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Tel: +381 (0) 38 722 464

Fax: +381 38 222 793

info@qendra.org

www.qendra.org

About the project

This website presents the history of the 1960s and 1970s in Kosovo in a new way. It presents it through short videos in which Kosovars tell about how they have experienced these two decades. The contemporary witnesses, who have been interviewed, tell about their family life at that time, their education, the working conditions, the process of modernization, about living together with other ethnic groups and important political events. Half of the videos are subtitled in English and are presented in the English section of the website.

 

The videos are sorted in three categories: by theme, testimonies and by places.
If you chose a theme (p.sh. education),you will find different people talking about it.
If you select a contemporary witness(e. g. Edi Shukriu), you will find videos to all the topics the contemporary witness has talked about.
If you chose the category places, you will see a map of Kosovo with all the places, in which people have been interviewed.

 

The website “The history of Kosovo of the 1960s and 1970s” has been created by Qendra Multimedia, Prishtina.It was developed in the frame of the project “Kosovar history laboratory”, which took place from March until July 2009.

 

The project started with a training for students in the method of Oral History. Subsequently a selected group of students conducted a total of twelve interviews with Albanians, Roma and Turks in different places in Kosovo.

 

The aim of the website is to create a more vivid and personal access to history in Kosovo and to give new insights to the history of this place. The videos will be at the disposals for history education at schools, but they shall as well be the starting point for further research into the history of Kosovo.

 

On the website a very diverse history is presented, including the history of people who find only little or no space in history books. Among these histories are those of women, socially deprived people, ethnic minorities and people in rural areas.

 

Since this website constitutes a new approach to reflect the history of Kosovo and since we are planning to expand it further, we are interested in your opinion. Please  don’t hesitate to send us your comments.