ReportIing Iraq

Reporters like to talk. In Reporting Iraq, the editors of the Columbia Journalism Review gave forty-four journalists a chance to tell their stories, not in seedy, dimly-lit bars but in extensive oral history interviews CJR originally published in the November/December 2006 issue, commemorating the magazine’s forty-fifth anniversary.

32nd issue of Historical Studies Quarterly

32nd issue of Historical Studies Quarterly has been published. This issue includes 7 articles and the contents of a journal belonging to 1970 which is about the role of clergies in the events of June 1963. In the following lines you can read the abstract of each article:

Why I am Not a Scientist

At first glance, the title, Why I Am Not A Scientist, seems irrelevant to the discipline of oral history. However, anthropologist Jonathan Marks approaches scientific inquiry utilizing a framework that is often employed by oral historians in their work.

General Hamdani & Iraqi-imposed war on Iran

In a challenging interview, Former Iraqi Republican Guard Crops commander General Ra’ad Hamdani has analyzed Iraqi's army's operations as well as Iran's operations during the imposed war while evaluating their strong and weak points.

The Qajar Pact: Bargaining, Protest and the State in Nineteen-Century Persia

Vanessa Martin's book is a very welcome addition to the growing body of works dealing with the Qajar era that are willing to take a fresh look at accepted interpretations and established clichés about that crucial period of Persian history, particularly concerning the nature of the rule of Qajar shahs before the Constitutional Revolution.

Ghost Hunters of the South

From the documentation of paranormal investigations in the 1850s and the prevalence of séances in elite homes in the late nineteenth century to the popularity of contemporary movies and television shows about ghosts, the occult, supernatural phenomena, vampires, and witches, Americans have been fascinated with the unknown.

A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta through the Memories of its Intellectuals

Much of this book is lovely, especially the voices of the elderly Indonesians recalling the earlier periods of their history. The narrators are of an age where they remember Dutch colonialism, Japanese occupation, a nationalist revolt that brought bloody clashes between Sukarno and communists, and then the Suharto regime. All that together with Java itself, a tropical island with its own long, distinct culture, and there is plenty to remember.

TESTIMONIOS

The 2nd issue (winter 2011) of Testimonios, the digital journal for Oral History Association of Republic of Argentina which is a scientific journal for professional oral historians of Argentina is published. Liliana Barela is the editor of this journal and AHORA (ASOCIACION DE HISTORIA ORAL DE LA REPúBLICA ARGENTINA) is the publisher.

The Memoirs of Ambassador Henry F. Grady: From the Great War to the Cold War

One might have expected the memoirs of Ambassador Henry F. Grady to have appeared in print over half a century ago, when they were first written, for they are similar in many respects to those of other diplomats that were published then.

British Colonialism and Iran

"British Colonialism and Iran" is a collection of articles presented in a conference which is called the same as the book. The mentioned conference was held on 15 October 2008 in Allameh Amini Auditorium in Tehran University.
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A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
“Oral history of Commanders” is reviewed with the assumption that in the field of war historiography, applying this method is narrated in an advancing “new” way, with the aim of war historiography, emphasizing role of commanders in creation of its situations and details.
A cut from memoirs of Jalil Taeffi

Escaping with camera

We were in the garden of one of my friends in "Siss" on 26th of Dey 1357 (January 16, 1979). We had gone for fun. It was there that we heard the news of Shah's escape from the local people. They said that the radio had announced. As soon as I heard this news, I took a donkey and went on its back.
Life of Martyr Kazem Amloo Narrated

Baneh Dream

The book "Baneh Dream" narrates the life of martyr Kazem Amloo. It has been authored by Alireza Kalami and released by Marz-o Boom Publications. The book starts with the publisher's preface and the author's introduction; then, 75 memories have been narrated from the language of the martyr's family, friends and comrades.
War commander narrates Operation Fat’h al-Mobin

Chenaneh

The book “Chenaneh” authored by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Brigadier General Fatollah Jafari is about different phases of Operation Fat’h al-Mobin. Jafari is the founder of IRGC combat units. He also set up the IRGC 3rd Combat Brigade and Division. The book’s title has been chosen from the name of a village in Shush area