The Institute for Ethnography and Kreyol Oral Histories (EKO Haiti)
was established in 2020 to echo and amplify the voices of Haitians from all walks of life. We provide open access to an exhaustive collection of ethnographies, theses, and an extensive collection of fully searchable historic and contemporary photography as well as transcripts of focus groups and other interviews conducted by researchers to provide direct public access to the stories of ordinary Haitians
“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people”
Oral histories are a powerful tool in developing historical understanding
Oral history offers an alternative to conventional history, filling gaps in traditional research with personal accounts of historically significant events or simply life in a specific place and time. Oral histories do more than provide charming details to dry historical accounts. In fact, oral histories help others recapture lived experiences that are not written down in traditional sources.
> Transcripts archive
> Audio recordings archive
" Bwa pi wo di li wè lwen, men grenn pwomennen di li wè pi lwen pase l "
The tallest tree says that it sees far, but the seed that travels says that it sees even further.
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As an independent institute, we rely on crowdsourcing and donations to continue expanding the depth and scope of our archives. Your contribution enable us to provide open access to a vast collection of ethnographic and research material which in turn aims at fostering further research and contribute to a better understanding of the country.