A report about XVI International Oral History Conference

XVI International Oral History Conference was held from July 7th-11th, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic and participated by hundreds of Oral historians. More than 700 proposals had been presented to the conference and about 500 papers were accepted from 50 countries.

2011 Oral History Society Annual Conference: 1-2 July, 2011, at the University of Sunderland

Oral history’s contribution to ‘regeneration’ has been wide ranging. On the one hand it has been used as a tool to encourage or improve community engagement and participation. On the other, it has been a tool to inspire pride in a local area or to reaffirm or create cultural identity. However, oral history’s role has, so far, been ill-defined and remains unexplored both in theory and in practice. To what extent, for example, can oral history be the critical voice of regeneration as well as the nostalgic voice of the past? Can the use of oral history make regeneration more sustainable? What part does oral history play in creating sustainable communities? To what extent should oral history and oral historians work together alongside developers and architects?

Communities of Memory - OHAA Biennial Conference 2011

In recent years memory has been an increasingly significant resource for many different types of communities: for survivors of natural catastrophe and human-made disaster; in country towns dealing with demographic and environmental change; for cities and suburbs in constant transformation; in the preservation of special places or the restitution of human rights; for the ‘Forgotten Australians’ and ‘Stolen Generations’; for migrants and refugees creating new lives; among virtual communities sharing life stories online.

Call for Papers: Reappraising the Iran-Iraq War Thirty Years Later

The LSE International History Department, LSE IDEAS, and LSE Global Governance are soliciting abstracts for a conference entitled "Reappraising the Iran-Iraq War Thirty Years Later". The conference will take place in London on 23-24 September 2010.

Second Iranian Oral History Conference Call

Documents Research Center of National Library & Archives of I.R. Iran will hold the Second Iranian Oral History Conference on the 30th anniversary of Holy Defense (Iran-Iraq 1980-88 War),

IOHA 2010 Prague - latest news II (January 2010)

Dear Colleagues, we would like to inform you that our conference website (www.ioha2010prague.cz) is already updated and there are available new relevant information:

Sixteenth International Oral History Conference, “Between Past and Future: Oral History, Memory and Meaning”

International Oral History Association and the Czech Oral History Association invite you to participate in the Sixteenth International Oral History Conference, “Between Past and Future: Oral History, Memory and Meaning” that will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 7 to 11 July 2010.

Narrator and Narration

After a long delay, the 22th issue (autumn 2007) of "Negine Iran", a quarterly about Iran – Iraq war, was published under the title of narrator and narration
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A guerrilla who was in much love with Islam and Imam Khomeini

The Role of Oral History in Making a Documentary on the Life of Martyr Mahmoud Kaveh, Commander of the Special Brigade of Martyrs.
Martyr Mahmoud Kaveh, the commander of the Special Brigade of Martyrs, is one of the commanders about whom many articles have been written so far; but in the world of the movie, not much attention has been paid to the narration of his life from birth to martyrdom. Mr. Ali Hamid paid attention to him in making one of the episodes of the documentary series "Commanders" and narrated his condition in the form of 25 minutes.
A Piece of "Lasting Memories"

History of Establishment of Islamic Republic Party

I have been thinking about creating an Islamic political party and society for many years ago. Especially after the 1953 and coup detat of August 19, 1953, and given the experience I gained from the National Movement of Iran in 1950-1953, I hardly believed that our forces should become an active Islamic political organization. Hearing news of Islamic political organizations from other societies was interesting for me.
Interview with Zahra Tabatabai, an active student during the Sacred Defense era

The Efforts of Female Students in the War Support Headquarters

From the first days of the Baathists invasion, mosques, husseiniyahs, and even houses became important centers for the service of the fighters. These days, women and girls volunteered in the War Support Headquarters to collect public donations, sew clothes for fighters, making jam, do cultural works, and so on. Zahra Sadat Tabatabai is one of the women who actively participated in the War Support Headquarters of Tehran 14th district with the beginning ...