One hundred years after their creation, these sound documents, chiefly thanks to the project “Displaced Voices” (funded by the “Jubiläumsfonds der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank”, project no. 15848), were digitised in the Phonogrammarchiv and edited in cooperation with international experts, who supplied scholarly commentaries. Besides the audio CDs with the signal-enhanced recordings, each sub-series of the edition comprises a data CD with scans of the original recording protocols (i.e. the written documentation), transcriptions for orientation as well as comprehensive information on the genesis of the recordings, the researchers and the historical background. In addition, commentaries analyse the significance of the historical recordings from today’s point of view. This English-language publication thus constitutes an important contribution to the discourse of “research in wartime”, throwing a new light on this dark era.
Contents of Series 17/1–5:
17/1: Armenian – Jewish – Latvian – Lithuanian Recordings
17/2: Finno-Ugric Recordings
17/3: Russian – Ukrainian Recordings
17/4: Turk-Tatar Recordings
17/5: Georgian – Avar – Jewish – Ossetian – Svanetian Recordings