Oral tradition and collective memory are part of our intangible heritage. The oral source is currently recognized by researchers as another source for the reconstruction of the past. In fact, oral testimonies have become a truly important source - sometimes the only one we have left - of more specifically contemporary history. From the University of Alicante, we consider it a duty to preserve and disseminate them in order to value them. This cultural heritage is a way of transmitting knowledge and experience that allows us to get closer to historical events, from the point of view of the people who lived them.
Preserve and spread our collective memory, especially that referred to the second half of the twentieth century.
Serve as a repository or archive of the field work of many researchers who have used oral history for their work.
Serve as a repository or archive for anyone who has recordings of this type.
Be an instrument that serves research and dissemination of knowledge based on open access.
It is a living project that will continue with the incorporation of new interviews and testimonials. Donations of the different material will become part of the fund of the Library of the University of Alicante where they will be digitized and cataloged and then become part of the portal Devuélveme la voz.
If you have a recording, in any format, related to the memory or oral history and want to be part of our project, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will inform you about how to make the donation.