Maidan Oral History Archive

Interviews with participants of the Maidan protests in Ukraine 2013/14

Version 1.0, published: Nov. 25, 2021

Open Access

Robert van Voren

Main category: Protests
Additional categories: Civil Society And Interest Groups
The Foundation to Preserve the History of Maidan (FPHM) (2021): Maidan Oral History Archive, v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/F5509D39-B2D4-409D-AD37-9E72570206AD>.


The collection contains a total of 591 interviews with participants in the Maidan protests, which took place in Ukraine from November 2013 to February 2014. 149 guided (semi-structured) interviews were taken in the months following the events and 442 oral history interviews (= open-ended studio interviews) were conducted from 2014 to 2017. The semi-structured interviews are mostly audio interviews, the oral history interviews have been recorded as video files in TV quality. The collection contains a list of all respondents with basic personal data and information about the interview plus (where available) transcripts or abstract of the interviews. A trailer gives an introduction to the project and some small sample excerpts from interviews. The collection comprises only those interviews where the respondents have agreed to full publication. The full interviews, comprising several terrabytes, cannot be uploaded for technical reasons, but are accessible at the Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen, Germany.




Violence Civil Society Euromaidan Journalists Revolution Of D

Language of data

Russian Ukrainian


Comparative Politics Social Movement Studies Sociology

Methods of data collection

Interviews Oral History Interviews Semi-Structured Interviews