Selma Leydesdorff (b. 1949) is an historian and emeritus professor at the University of Amsterdam. She is internationally recognised as a prominent researcher in the field of oral history. Previous titles include We Lived With Dignity: Amsterdam’s Jewish proletariat from 1900 –1940 and Water and Memory — on the victims of the 1953 flood in the Netherlands. The year 2008 saw the publication of Surviving The Bosnian Genocide: A history of the women of Srebrenica — an oral history based on more than fifty interviews.