Century in Interior – Presentation of the Latest Publication from Women's Memory Book Series

9 Dec, 2011

On 8 December, 2011 at 2 o’clock the Open Society Georgia Foundation will host the presentation of a book published by the Taso Women’s Fund – Century in Interior.

With the support from the OSGF, the Taso Foundation launched the documentation of women’s oral histories in 2001.  Since that time an archive of oral histories has been created and 9 books have been published from the Women’s Memory book series since 2004.  Century in Interior is the latest book from the series.

Century in Interior is the collection of oral histories documented in 2003-2010.  They depict the period of history since the end of the 19th century. “Historical developments of Georgia are represented in the way they were experienced by tellers of the stories: rural people, IDPs, conflict zone residents, representatives of ethnic minorities, World War 2 participants, victims of political repressions, migrant workers.  The method of historical documentation by oral histories describes well the portrait of a story teller, concentrates on the person, and shows the historical developments  in the way they were experienced and memorized by the person,” said Marina Tabukashvili, a representative of the Taso Foundation.

Efforts for the publication of books from the Women’s Memory book series and documentation of oral histories by Women’s Program (1998 -2006) and its heir, Taso Women’s Fund are supported by the Open Society Foundations and OSGF.

The event is dedicated to a 16-day campaign against gender violence.  The motto of the campaign, which is held in 130 countries in 2011, is: ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence against Women.