The 4th and 6th volumes of “History of navy force in Holy Defense”

The 4th and the 6th volumes of the 32-volume “History calendar of Naval Holy Defense" will be published concurrent with the Navy Day, November 28. These volumes are titled; “Roaring of warships”, “Flames of wrath” and “pearl”.

78th volume of "The calendar of Sacred Defense history" released

Researchers of Iran''s Army''s Sacred Defense Researches Center said that 78 volumes of "The calendar of Sacred Defense history", which is a 96-volume book, has been released. The collection will conclude by the end of the year.

In Memory of Memoir

This book; »In Memory of Memoir «has been arranged in 3 volumes. In the first volume )this book( generalities of memoirs studies - including definitions, scientific terms and dimensions of the subject from the view point of religion, mysticism, history, literature and to some extent social science - has been concisely noted and analysed.

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.
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Radio Abadan and the Sad Story of Khorramshahr

The comrades from the Khorramshahr Revolutionary Guards were very brave people. When Khorramshahr was occupied by the enemy, they sometimes went beyond the sight of the enemy to gather information and reconnaissance, and reached the farthest alleys and occupied neighborhoods. The information thus obtained from the situation of the invading forces and how they were stationed in the homes of the people of Khorramshahr and the equipment and communication of the occupying mercenaries ...

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.