Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West

Nurses, show girls, housewives, farm workers, casino managers, and government inspectors—together these hard-working members of society contributed to the development of towns across the West. The Essays in this volume show how oral history increases understanding of work and community in the twentieth century American West.

Llanview in the Afternoon

If you have watched One Life to Live over any, or all, of its over four decades of existence, and want to get a glimpse of what it was like throughout all the different casting, writing, and producing regime changes, and read some never- before- known moments that happened on the set, and behind-the-scenes of one of the most iconic soaps of all-time, then you should order your copy of the just released paperback book or kindle version of Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live by Jeff Giles!

The Oral History Review Published- Volume 40

(Issue 1 Winter-Spring 2013) of the Oral History Review is a special issue that builds on and extends the work of the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) Project. That project began with a grant proposal to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the National Leadership Grants category.

Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities

Thanks to ever-greater digital connectivity, interest in oral traditions has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a widening pool of global users. When new publics consume, manipulate and connect with field recordings and digital cultural archives, their involvement raises important practical and ethical questions. This volume explores the political repercussions of studying marginalised languages; the role of online tools in ensuring responsible access to sensitive cultural materials; and ways of ensuring that when digital documents are created, they are not fossilized as a consequence of being archived.

Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe.

Siobhan Kattago’s most recent book discusses the issue of the presence of the past in contemporary Europe and the role it plays in different societies. Having published numerous works on the subjects of memory, history, and historical responsibility, focusing primarily on Estonia and Germany, she takes these two countries as representations of the two versions of the European historical narrative. Kattago’s previous work (_Ambiguous Memory: The Nazi Past and German National Identity_, 2003) has been praised for being an “informed and useful overview,” but criticized for terminological chaos and not providing enough original analysis.

LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal Public Book Signing Event and Party

Authors Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman will be doing press at the event, moderated by comedian Don Jamieson of VH1 Classic’s THAT METAL SHOW! It will also feature an appearance by rock photographer STEPHANIE CABRAL.

UNR partnership puts Nevada history at your fingertips

The 1897 heavyweight title fight between champion James Corbett and challenger Bob Fitzsimmons in Carson City has been well documented in the history books of Nevada. But did you know that Fitzsimmons, while training for the fight, attended church services at Nevada State Prison?

Hassan Rohani’s Memoir reprinted

The first volume of Hassan Rohani’s Memoir: Islamic Revolution (1962-1979) has been reprinted by the Islamic Revolution Document Center in Iran. IBNA: According to the public relations office of the Islamic Revolution Document Center, the book is reprinted as a move to introduce the works and background of president-elect Hassan Rohani to the public.

Memory Studies

Memory Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the study of "the social, cultural, political and technical shifts affecting how, what and why individuals, groups and societies remember and forget". The journal's editors-in-chief are Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow), Amanda Barnier (Macquarie University), Wulf Kansteiner (State University of New York), and John Sutton (Macquarie University). It was established in 2008 and is currently published by SAGE Publications.


In the countries featured in Japanese War Brides in America: An Oral History, people conventionally celebrate marriage by donning ritual attire, preparing official documents, and performing religious rites and ceremonies.

Significance and Function of Oral History in Documenting Organizational Knowledge and History – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Habibollah Esmaeeli and Dr. Mehdi Abolhasani participated in the fifth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “the significance and function of oral history in documenting organizational knowledge and history”. In continuation of the show, the host invited Dr. Hasanabadi to continue talks about ...

Book review: “Line of Blacksmiths”

Autobiographical memoirs of a young man from Dezful during the imposed war The "Line of Blacksmiths" uses a beautiful front cover which enjoys elegance and taste in its design; as the selected text on the back cover is proof of the authenticity and belief that shows the Iranian combatant proud and the real winner of the imposed war: "I went to get my gun. They were looking at me. Their crying and begging increased.

Excerpts from Memoirs of Abdullah Salehi

On the 28th of September 1980, in the back alleys of the Taleghani [Khorramshahr] neighborhood, we clashed with Iraqi artillery. Speed of action was important. If we reacted late, the rackets would hit us. Sometimes I lurked behind the alleys so that I could surprise the Iraqis. In one of these ambushes, I turned off the car so that they would not hear his voice. I was waiting for the head of the truck to be found across the street.

A Review of the Book "Ismail Nazr-Aftab"

Memoirs of a captive named Ismail Karimian Shaddel
When our gaze passes through the cheerful and smiling face of Ishmael among the white bouquet on a light blue background and stops on the back cover of the book, we empathize with him through these few sentences of the narrator in his journey: "I knew from the way the tires were moving that the car was moving on the asphalt road. I lost consciousness again. I woke up to vague sounds like the voices of women and children.