The University of Chicago Belarusian Emigration Project
The University of Chicago looks for volunteers from the Belarusian community in Chicago and its suburbs for the oral history project about the experience of multi-ethnic emigration.
Students from the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago will conduct interviews with the members of the Belarusian community of multi-ethnic family backgrounds (for example, Belarusians, Belarusian-Jewish, Belarusian-Tatar, Belarusian-Polish, Belarusian-Ukrainian, Belarusian-Russian, etc.) about their personal experiences of emigration.
The interviews will lay the foundation for the Museum of Belarusian Emigration concept. We are interested in participants of all age groups, professions, and gender.
The interviews will last approximately 2-3 hours and will be conducted between May 19 and 25. The interviewers will arrange the meeting times and locations for the interviews at the time and place convenient to the interviewees. Possible locations include churches, community centers, and homes. Some volunteers will be invited to a short training interview at the Chicago History Museum from noon to 1 pm on May 18.
The participants in the interviews will get a free visit and tour of the Chicago History Museum. Interested parties should contact Olga Solovieva at email@example.com.