The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Constructing and Enhancing a Digital Archive

The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Constructing and Enhancing a Digital Archive

Volume 43 Issue 1

Author(s): Luis Martin Cabrera and Andrea R. Davis

Recommended Citation:

Martin Cabrera, Luis and Davis, Andrea R. (2018) “The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Constructing and Enhancing a Digital Archive,” Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Vol. 43 : Iss. 1 , Article 8.

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Abstract:

The Spanish Civil War Memory Project consists of over one hundred audiovisual testimonies of victims, militants, survivors, and witnesses of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Francoist repression (1939-1975). The testimonies were recorded by researchers between 2006 and 2010 as part of an initiative of UC San Diego in collaboration with several human rights associations in Spain, including: the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica (ARMH), the Asociación de Ex-presos y Represaliados Políticos, and the Federación Estatal de Foros por la Memoria, among others. This article discusses the origins and development of the project, as well as current efforts to make the project a more user-friendly and media-rich experience by training student researchers to digitally enhance the collected testimonies with the web-based system OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer).

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